Domestic Public Policy

Wage Dynamics in the Twenty-First Century

Grant Year: 2020

Erik Hurst and Lisa Kahn will lead an effort to examine the relationship between economic growth and wages, particularly those earned by individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. They will commission research exploring the extent to which wage growth has slowed over the past few economic cycles, identifying the causes for such trends, and considering whether there are policy options available to increase wage growth. The project’s findings will be presented in a series of papers and a special issue of The Journal of Labor Economics.

The National Bureau of Economic Research Domestic Public Policy