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January 28, 2021

involves sharp edges, and put down any lethal breakfast utensils. Good. I want to talk about the federal minimum wage. Sorry. You are sick of the minimum wage. I am sick of the minimum wage. But somebody is not sick of the minimum wage because they are always trying to raise it (proof, I suspect,

January 27, 2021

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the implications of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

January 27, 2021

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the implications of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

January 27, 2021

The Biden Administration has proposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as a part of its COVID-19 economic relief plan. While this increase may help some workers, it is likely to harm others, notes AAF’s Director of Labor Market Policy Isabel Soto. Based on supply and demand data, she considers which

January 27, 2021

Executive Summary  The Biden Administration has proposed to more than double the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour. While a $15 minimum wage could help some employed workers, the available data on the supply and demand side of the labor market suggest that it would price others out of the market and further damage many vulnerable small businesses. On the supply side of

February 13, 2020

AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the effects of raising the minimum wage on job and wage growth.

February 11, 2020

Eakinomics: Recent Minimum Wage Hikes As Eakinomics noted recently, there is a concerted effort to make sure that the administration gets no credit for improved economic performance. One part of that effort has been to argue that rising wages are not due to a stronger labor market but are instead the direct result of recent

February 10, 2020

Wages are rising throughout the economy, and some are attributing this growth to minimum wage increases in a number of states. While these minimum-wage hikes have contributed to rising wages for some workers, the data indicate they are not the only factor, argue AAF's President Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Labor Policy Data Analyst Isabel Soto

February 10, 2020

Executive Summary The labor market is in a period of wage growth, and proponents of raising the minimum wage are claiming that minimum-wage hikes in several states are driving this growth. This analysis suggests that raising the minimum wage does contribute to rising wages at the lower end of the income distribution, but wages

July 11, 2019

Should we get rid of the debt ceiling? How would raising the federal minimum wage to $15 impact workers? AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin answers these questions and more on Fox Business.