Domestic Public Policy

Wage Dynamics in the 21st Century

Grant Year: 2022


Erik Hurst and Lisa Kahn will lead an effort to examine trends in wages for workers across the income distribution. They will commission research exploring the extent to which wage growth has slowed over the past few economic cycles, identify the causes for such trends, and consider whether policy options exist to increase wage growth. The project’s findings will be published in a series of research papers and a special issue of the Journal of Labor Economics.

National Bureau of Economic Research Domestic Public Policy

$125,000