Minimum Wage Impacts from a Prespecified Research Design: Canada 1981-1997

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Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Morley Gunderson

University of Toronto - Department of Economics

Chris Riddell

Queen's University

Abstract

Neumark (2001) used the novel methodology of a prespecified research design to estimate the employment effect of minimum wage changes. We conducted our analysis in the spirit of this methodology based on Canadian data from 1981 to 1997. Our minimum wage elasticities are substantial, typically in the range of -0.14 to -0.44, with -0.30 being a reasonable point estimate, and with the effects being larger after lagged adjustments.

Suggested Citation

Campolieti, Michele (Mike) and Gunderson, Morley and Riddell, Chris, Minimum Wage Impacts from a Prespecified Research Design: Canada 1981-1997. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 195-216, April 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=889422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2006.00424.x

Michele (Mike) Campolieti (Contact Author)

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

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Morley Gunderson

University of Toronto - Department of Economics ( email )

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Chris Riddell

Queen's University ( email )

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 K7L 3N6
Canada

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