Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

Arindrajit Dube, economics, writes an opinion piece in The Hill where he says using wage boards at the state and national level would be a tool to deal with income inequality.

Arindrajit Dube, economics, writes an opinion piece in The Hill where he says using wage boards at the state and national level would be a tool to deal with income inequality. He says the boards would set industry standards for pay and that would help boost the pay of middle-income workers, much the same way that increasing the minimum wage helps low-wage workers. Dube has also been named by the U.K. Treasury Department to conduct a review of the international evidence on the impacts of minimum wages, with a particular focus on innovative and ambitious minimum wage models. The goal is to assess whether and how much the U.K. “national living wage” can be increased beyond the 60 percent of median wage target. (The Hill, The Telegraph [U.K.], 3/13/19)