Category Archives: Dube

Arindrajit Dube says Amazon’s recent announcement that it will boost its minimum wage to $15 per hour is good news for workers at the lower end of the wage scale.

Arindrajit Dube says Amazon’s recent announcement that it will boost its minimum wage to $15 per hour is good news for workers at the lower end of the wage scale. “For much of the past three decades, the wages of those at the bottom of the wage distribution have failed to keep up with overall economic gains. Most of the wage increase has occurred among the top half of the wage distribution, especially since the 1990s,” Dube says. (Yahoo! Finance, 10/4/18)

An op-ed discussing the earned income tax credit mentions that Arindrajit Dube has suggested an adjustment to the program.

An op-ed discussing the earned income tax credit and how it is a low-visibility tax policy that actually works quite well to mitigate the effects of poverty mentions that Arindrajit Dube, economics, has suggested an adjustment to the program. Dube says combining the EITC with a basic guaranteed income for poor people could be a way to boost its positive influence. (Bloomberg, 10/1/18)

Two news stories about the debate over the impact of raising the minimum wage cite research done by Arindrajit Dube.

Two news stories about the debate over the impact of raising the minimum wage cite research done by Arindrajit Dube.  A new study says boosting the minimum wage helps low-wage workers and puts them on a path to higher earnings in the long term. Dube also is quoted in a story about the impact of food stamps on the workforce and how they can be seen as a subsidy to low wage employers. (Business InsiderHuffington Post, 9/5/18)

Arindrajit Dube is co-author of a research paper that finds online labor markets aren’t as competitive as they might appear.

Arindrajit Dube is co-author of a research paper that finds online labor markets aren’t as competitive as they might appear. Looking at one such market, they found that workers lose out because the people and organizations doing the hiring enjoy much more market power. (Washington Post, 8/2/18)

A columnist writing about how progressive economic policies such as raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers in Minnesota doesn’t cause job losses cites research done on the subject by Arindrajit Dube.

A columnist writing about how progressive economic policies such as raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers in Minnesota doesn’t cause job losses cites research done on the subject by Arindrajit Dube. The writer says critics of the policy says workers in Minnesota are losing jobs compared to similar employment in nearby Wisconsin that doesn’t have a higher minimum wage. Dube’s research looked at the impact on jobs of counties that share borders but have differing wage rates and found there was no adverse effect on jobs. (StarTribune [Minneapolis], 7/25/18)

Arindrajit Dube is co-author of a research paper that finds online labor markets aren’t as competitive as they might appear.

Arindrajit Dube is co-author of a research paper that finds online labor markets aren’t as competitive as they might appear. Looking at one such market, they found that workers lose out because the people and organizations doing the hiring enjoy much more market power. (Washington Post, 8/2/18)

 

A columnist writing about how progressive economic policies such as raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers in Minnesota doesn’t cause job losses cites research done on the subject by Arindrajit Dube.

A columnist writing about how progressive economic policies such as raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers in Minnesota doesn’t cause job losses cites research done on the subject by Arindrajit Dube, economics. The writer says critics of the policy says workers in Minnesota are losing jobs compared to similar employment in nearby Wisconsin that doesn’t have a higher minimum wage. Dube’s research looked at the impact on jobs of counties that share borders but have differing wage rates and found there was no adverse effect on jobs. (StarTribune [Minneapolis], 7/25/18)

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)