Recent research by Arindrajit Dube on the impact of increasing the minimum wage is highlighted as contradicting a widely reported study from 2017

Recent research by Arindrajit Dube, economics, on the impact of increasing the minimum wage is highlighted as contradicting a widely reported study from 2017 that claimed the increase in Seattle’s minimum wage made workers worse off because it forced employers to cut back on hiring and hours to afford paying higher wages. Dube’s research shows that, “on average, minimum-wage increases eliminated jobs paying below the new minimum, but added jobs paying at or above the new minimum. The two changes effectively cancel each other out.” (Washington Post WonkBlog, 2/5/18)