Domestic Public Policy

How Firms Respond to Minimum Wage Laws: Impacts on Employment, Investment, Productivity, and Entry/Exit

Grant Year: 2021

Sari Kerr, Deniz Çivril, and William Kerr will examine how employers respond to changes in minimum wage laws and how such changes affect opportunities for employment as well as firm formation, survival, and growth. They will analyze data from the Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics dataset, which links information on employees and their employers, to measure how changes in state and local minimum wage laws affect firms’ decisions regarding employment and investment. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

Wellesley College Domestic Public Policy