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Minimum Wage

Loukas Karabarbounis, Jeremy Lise, and Anusha Nath have partnered with the Bank’s Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute to look at how the higher minimum wage affects benefits, whether some industries see a greater impact than others, and how resulting price changes affect the community at large.

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Zipcode Destiny: The Persistent Power Of Place And Education

November 12, 2018

NPR’s Hidden Mind podcast focuses on Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s research into economic mobility


Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

October 18, 2018

David Brooks column in New York Times features Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s research on neighborhoods


Being born in the wrong ZIP code can shorten your life

October 16, 2018

Salon story on link between birth location and longevity features Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s JAMA article on income and life expectancy


No, America is not more divided than ever before

October 9, 2018

Chicago Booth Review features research on stability in the U.S. cultural divide by Institute advisor Marianne Bertrand


Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life

October 1, 2018

New York Times features new research on how neighborhoods shape a child’s economic future by Institute advisor Raj Chetty


Harvard, University of Michigan to partner on opioid, poverty research

September 12, 2018

Boston Globe announces research initiative on opioids and poverty led by Institute advisor Raj Chetty


Corporate Market Power Surges, Markups Skyrocket And Just A Handful Of Companies Are To Blame

September 5, 2018

Forbes article on market power & labor share on research by Institute advisors David Autor and Lawrence Katz


A Closer Look at How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Employment

August 20, 2018

Harvard Business Review features article by Institute advisor Janet Currie on employment and opioids


The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts

August 7, 2018

Los Angeles Times article features Institute advisor Emmanuel Saez’s new World Inequality Report 2018


Robots boost employment but pressure wages, study finds

July 30, 2018

MarketWatch highlights research by Institute advisor and Region interviewee David Autor on the “employment-augmenting but laborshare-displacing” impact of automation


Making a Federal Jobs Guarantee Work

July 24, 2018

Bloomberg’s What Did I Miss? features interview with Institute advisor William Darity, Jr. on a federal jobs guarantee


When Wives Earn More Than Husbands, Neither Partner Likes to Admit It

July 17, 2018

New York Times references Institute advisor and Region interviewee Marianne Bertrand's research on spouse salary differentials


What we buy can be used to predict our politics, race or education — sometimes with more than 90 percent accuracy

July 10, 2018

New York Times references Institute advisor and Region interviewee Marianne Bertrand's research on spouse salary differentials


What we buy can be used to predict our politics, race or education — sometimes with more than 90 percent accuracy

July 10, 2018

Washington Post on Institute advisor and Region interviewee Marianne Bertrand’s research on the U.S. cultural divide


America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

June 27, 2018

New York Times column cites Institute advisor Kathryn Edin’s research on extreme child poverty


Fathers helping fathers, so kids can thrive

June 14, 2018

Christian Science Monitor features Institute advisor Kathryn Edin on a “narrative of the new father”


Seven reasons to worry about the American middle class

June 5, 2018

Brookings report on American middle class highlights research by Institute advisors David Autor, Raj Chetty, Greg Kaplan, Lawrence Katz and Emmanuel Saez


Democrats’ Next Big Thing: Government-Guaranteed Jobs

May 22, 2018

The New York Times features work by Institute advisor William Darity Jr. on ending poverty with a federal jobs guarantee


The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

May 3, 2018

Quartz features research by Institute advisors David Autor and Lawrence Katz on U.S. job loss due to, respectively, the “China shock” and automation


The Government Should Guarantee Everyone a Good Job

April 4, 2018

Institute advisor William Darity Jr.'s work on ending poverty with a federal jobs guarantee was featured in the Nation on April 4, 2018


America, Land of Equal Opportunity? Still Not There

April 3, 2018

Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s research on race and opportunity featured in Bloomberg, April 3


NYT oped: When it comes to trade-induced job loss, “don’t worry, be happy!”

March 29, 2018

Institute advisor David Autor's "China Shock" research featured in March 29 Jared Bernstein blog


Trade Is Not a Job Killer

March 28, 2018

New York Times features Institute advisor David Autor’s “China Shock” research in a March 28 op-ed


Globalization’s Backlash Is Here, at Just the Wrong Time

March 23, 2018

New York Times features Institute advisor David Autor’s “China Shock” research in a March 23 article


An End to the Class vs. Race Debate

March 21, 2018

New York Times features Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s research on racial disparities in social mobility


Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

March 19, 2018

New York Times features Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s research on “punishing reach” of racism


What does a good jobs report mean for Americans?

March 19, 2018

Institute advisor Lisa Cook on MPR, March 19, about latest U.S. jobs report


Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South

March 17, 2018

Institute advisor Lisa Cook on NPR, March 17, about potential impact of steel tariff


Five Must-Read Studies From the Big Economics Confab: Eco Pulse

January 9, 2018

Bloomberg News coverage of “must-read” studies features Institute senior scholar Elena Pastorino’s paper with Minneapolis Fed economist Patrick Kehoe on price discrimination and “big data"


Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.

December 10, 2017

Boston Globe Spotlight feature on racism highlights "The Color of Wealth" research by William Darity, an Institute advisor. "The disparity in Boston [is] just staggering."


License to Work: Excessive or Essential | Video

December 8, 2017

MSNBC features interview with Institute scholar Morris Kleiner on the prevalence, growth and costs of occupational licensing


Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We’re Missing

December 3, 2017

New York Times column discusses Institute advisor Raj Chetty’s research on racial, class and gender disparities in innovation rates


The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs

October 12, 2017

Atlantic article cites Minneapolis Fed research on land-use restrictions as a barrier to better jobs for the poor