Michael R. Strain

American Enterprise Institute

Director of Economic Policy Studies

1789 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

http://sites.google.com/site/mrstrain/

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Payday Holiday: How Households Fare After Payday Credit Bans

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 309
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2011
Donald P. Morgan and Michael R. Strain
Federal Reserve Bank of New York and American Enterprise Institute
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payday credit, consumer welfare, bounced-check protection, informal bankruptcy

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Minimum Wage Analysis Using a Pre-Committed Research Design: Evidence Through 2016

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11427
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Apr 2018
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wages, employment, pre-commitment

The Recovery from the Great Recession: A Long, Evolving Expansion

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14017
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Jan 2021
Jay Shambaugh and Michael R. Strain
George Washington University - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
Downloads 115 (426,766)
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The Recovery from the Great Recession: A Long, Evolving Expansion

NBER Working Paper No. w28452
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2023
Jay Shambaugh and Michael R. Strain
George Washington University - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Do Minimum Wage Increases Influence Worker Health?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10479
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Jan 2017
Brady Horn, Johanna Catherine Maclean and Michael R. Strain
University of New Mexico - Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wage, self-reported health, differences-in-differences

Do Minimum Wage Increases Influence Worker Health?

Economic Inquiry, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 May 2017
Brady Horn, Catherine Maclean and Michael R. Strain
University of New Mexico - Department of Economics, Temple University and American Enterprise Institute
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Minimum Wages, Self-Reported Health, Differences-In-Differences

Do Minimum Wage Increases Influence Worker Health?

NBER Working Paper No. w22578
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2023
Brady Horn, Catherine Maclean and Michael R. Strain
University of New Mexico - Department of Economics, Temple University and American Enterprise Institute
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Dividends and Investment: Evidence of Heterogeneous Firm Behavior

NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2575860
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Aparna Mathur, Nirupama Rao, Michael R. Strain and Stan Veuger
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, American Enterprise Institute and American Enterprise Institute
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Dividends, Investment

High School Experiences, the Gender Wage Gap, and the Selection of Occupation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9277
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
Michael R. Strain and Douglas A. Webber
American Enterprise Institute and Temple University - Department of Economics
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gender wage gap, noncognitive skills, occupational choice

High School Experiences, the Gender Wage Gap, and the Selection of Occupation

Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 May 2017
Michael R. Strain and Douglas A. Webber
American Enterprise Institute and Temple University - Department of Economics
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Gender Wage Gap, Noncognitive Skills, Occupational Choice

Did Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Reduce Employment? Evidence from Early State-Level Expirations in June 2021

NBER Working Paper No. w29575
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 23 May 2023
Harry J. Holzer, R. Glenn Hubbard and Michael R. Strain
Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance and American Enterprise Institute
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Did Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Reduce Employment? Evidence from Early State-Level Expirations in June 2021

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14927
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 May 2022
Harry J. Holzer, Glenn Hubbard and Michael R. Strain
Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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unemployment insurance, FPUC, PUA, unemployment rate

How Do Workers Perceive the Risks from Automation and the Opportunities to Retrain? Evidence from a Survey of Truck Drivers

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14249
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Apr 2021
Daniel Shoag, Michael R. Strain and Stan Veuger
Case Western Reserve University, American Enterprise Institute and American Enterprise Institute
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How Do Workers Perceive the Risks from Automation and the Opportunities to Retrain? Evidence from a Survey of Truck Drivers

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Jul 2022
Daniel Shoag, Michael R. Strain and Stan Veuger
Case Western Reserve University, American Enterprise Institute and American Enterprise Institute
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Automation, Occupational choice, Retraining, Trucking

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Has the Paycheck Protection Program Succeeded?

NBER Working Paper No. w28032
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2023
R. Glenn Hubbard and Michael R. Strain
Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance and American Enterprise Institute
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Why Do Labor Unions Advocate for Minimum Wage Increases?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16059
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Apr 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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political economy, social choice, minimum wage, unionization

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A Database on the Passage and Enactment of Recent State Minimum Wage Increases

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11748
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Aug 2018
Jeffrey P. Clemens, Duncan Hobbs and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wage, inflation indexing, legislative history

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Minimum Wage Analysis Using a Pre-Committed Research Design: Evidence Through 2017

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12388
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wages, employment, pre-commitment

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Has the Paycheck Protection Program Succeeded?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13808
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
R. Glenn Hubbard and Michael R. Strain
Columbia University and American Enterprise Institute
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Paycheck Protection Program, PPP, Pandemic Recession, CARES Act, COVID-19

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Has the Affordable Care Act Increased Part-Time Employment?

Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 25 May 2017
Aparna Mathur, Sita N. Slavov and Michael R. Strain
American Enterprise Institute (AEI), American Enterprise Institute and American Enterprise Institute
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Health Insurance; Affordable Care Act; Employment; Part-Time Employment

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Single-Sex Classes & Student Outcomes: Evidence from North Carolina

Economics of Education Review, Vol. 36, October 2013
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 May 2017
Michael R. Strain
American Enterprise Institute
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Educational Economics, Education Policy, Resource Allocation

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The Minimum Wage and Union Membership Among Minimum Wage Workers: Why Do Unions Advocate for Minimum Wage Increases?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15685
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Nov 2022
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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political economy, social choice, minimum wage, unionization

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Estimating the Employment Effects of Recent Minimum Wage Changes: Early Evidence, an Interpretative Framework, and a Pre-Commitment to Future Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w23084
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 28 Jan 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Do Volatile Firms Pay Volatile Earnings? Evidence from Linked Worker-Firm Data

Applied Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 May 2017
Michael R. Strain
American Enterprise Institute
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Earnings Instability, Compensation, Firm Instability, Linked Data, Transitory Earnings Volatility

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Six Long-Run Tax and Budget Realities

Tax Notes, Vol. 139, No. 13, 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Aug 2013
Michael R. Strain and Alan D. Viard
American Enterprise Institute and American Enterprise Institute
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Understanding 'Wage Theft': Evasion and Avoidance Responses to Minimum Wage Increases

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12167
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 May 2019
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wage, subminimum wage, compliance, noncompliance, enforcement

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How Important are Minimum Wage Increases in Increasing the Wages of Minimum Wage Workers?

NBER Working Paper No. w29824
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Minimum Wage Analysis Using a Pre-Committed Research Design: Evidence Through 2018

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13286
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 23 May 2020
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wages, employment, pre-commitment

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Fiscal Implications of Social Security-Financed Parental Leave

Tax Notes,Volume 159, Number 2, April 9, 2018
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Sep 2019
Michael R. Strain and Alan D. Viard
American Enterprise Institute and American Enterprise Institute
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Does Policy Advocacy Generate Good Pr? Evidence from Labor Unions and Minimum Wages

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16014
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Mar 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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political economy, social choice, minimum wage, unionization

The Heterogeneous Effects of Large and Small Minimum Wage Changes: Evidence Over the Short and Medium Run Using a Pre-Analysis Plan

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14747
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 08 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 19 May 2022
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wages, employment, pre-commitment

The Heterogeneous Effects of Large and Small Minimum Wage Changes: Evidence Over the Short and Medium Run Using a Pre-Analysis Plan

NBER Working Paper No. w29264
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 20 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Employment Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit: Taking the Long View

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13818
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Nov 2020
Diane Schanzenbach and Michael R. Strain
Northwestern University and American Enterprise Institute
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earned income tax credit, EITC, labor supply

Does Measurement Error Explain the Increase in Subminimum Wage Payment Following Minimum Wage Increases?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15158
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 May 2022
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wage, subminimum wage, noncompliance

Does Measurement Error Explain the Increase in Subminimum Wage Payment Following Minimum Wage Increases?

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 22 Mar 2022
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wage, subminimum wage, noncompliance

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Understanding “Wage Theft”: Evasion and Avoidance Responses to Minimum Wage Increases

NBER Working Paper No. w26969
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Does Wage Theft Vary by Demographic Group? Evidence from Minimum Wage Increases

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16550
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Oct 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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minimum wage, subminimum wage, compliance, noncompliance, enforcement, underpayment

Does Wage Theft Vary by Demographic Group? Evidence from Minimum Wage Increases

NBER Working Paper No. w31818
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Oct 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Public Policy and Participation in Political Interest Groups: An Analysis of Minimum Wages, Labor Unions, and Effective Advocacy

NBER Working Paper No. w27902
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 07 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2023
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Employment Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit: Taking the Long View

NBER Working Paper No. w28041
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2022
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Michael R. Strain
Northwestern University and American Enterprise Institute
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Does Policy Advocacy Generate Good Pr?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Jan 2024
Jeffrey P. Clemens and Michael R. Strain
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics and American Enterprise Institute
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Political economy, social choice, minimum wage, unionization JEL Classifications: D71, D78, P16