JOIN US FOR OUR LUNCH MEETING.
June 7th at 12:00PM:
Jacob Vigdor, Daniel J. Evans Professor of Public Policy & Government at the University of Washington
The Impact of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on
Wages, Workers, Jobs, and Establishments
Seattle Economics Council is pleased to welcome Jacob Vigdor, Daniel J. Evans
Professor of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. Professor
Vigdor is Principal Investigator with the Seattle Minimum Wage Study Team at
the University of Washington. He will present an update on the Minimum Wage
Study, research which was launched in 2015 to explore the impacts of local
minimum wage ordinances in Seattle and other cities.
Current minimum wage study analysis -
Minimum Wage Study is a multi-year, mixed-method analysis of local minimum wage
laws includes five main components:
quasi-experimental analysis of state administrative records to estimate average
and heterogeneous treatment effects on employment and public assistance
quasi-experimental analysis of national surveys to estimate average and
heterogeneous treatment effects on income, poverty, and health status.
surveys and in-depth interviews of firms employing minimum wage workers;
the collection of area price data from service, food, and retail establishments;
longitudinal in-depth interviews with low-wage workers
these study and data elements are designed to offer a comprehensive assessment
of the impact of local minimum wage ordinances on employment and earnings,
income, and health; to generate insight into the responses of firms and
nonprofits; and to illuminate mechanisms through which the minimum wage
ordinances may affect low-wage workers and households.