A long news story on the continuing debate over the minimum wage and whether increasing it take away jobs notes that Arindrijit Dube (described as “perhaps contemporary economics’ most prominent defender of minimum wage increases”) says it matters where the increases are applied.

A long news story on the continuing debate over the minimum wage and whether increasing it take away jobs notes that Arindrijit Dube, economics, described as “perhaps contemporary economics’ most prominent defender of minimum wage increases,” says it matters where the increases are applied. He says for example, that raising the rate in a prosperous coastal city could have much different impacts than doing it in poorer parts of the country. (The Guardian [U.K.], 4/13/18)