The One Big Issue Where Economists Disagree

Economic research on the impact of a higher minimum wage on employment provides no clear answers. Economists on each side say opposing research is flawed.

The Policy that 600 Economists Support and 500 Oppose

A controversial policy that dates back to 1938, the nominal federal minimum wage has increased from $.25 to $7.25 and is higher in many states and cities.

Election Economics: Assessing the Minimum Wage

Currently at $7.25, should the federal hourly minimum wage rise to $9.80? Proposed legislation from House Democrats would increase the minimum wage in three steps, 85 cents a year for 3 years. After that, the amount would move upward with…