Raising the Minimum Wage? Insights from Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Event Location
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium

301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Join us for the next Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute Roundtable on Tuesday, May 9. A panel of experts will discuss the latest research on minimum wages, recent findings from the Minneapolis Fed study of increases in minimum wage in the Twin Cities, and the key tradeoffs policymakers and community leaders need to consider. Join us in person or online.


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Jeffrey Clemens

Jeffrey Clemens, University of California, San Diego. An associate professor in the UCSD Department of Economics, Clemens has a broad research portfolio spanning the economics of health insurance regulation, health care payment systems, minimum wages, and the finances of state and local governments. His ongoing projects focus primarily on the economic drivers of medical innovation, on the fiscal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on understanding the broad set of margins through which firms have responded to minimum wage increases in recent years. 


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Anusha Nath

Anusha Nath, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. As senior research economist, Nath has been instrumental to the analysis of minimum wage increases in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. She has also examined Minnesota's education achievement gaps, while mentoring graduate students. Nath holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Delhi University and a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. She joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 2016, and has taught at Boston University, Delhi University, and the University of Minnesota.


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Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell, Minnesota Public Radio. Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media's nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He’s also senior economics contributor at Minnesota Public Radio. He frequently appears on MPR News as a contributor and guest host.

A reception will be held following the in-person lecture in the Humphrey Atrium. During the reception, there will also be a poster session featuring work by 2022-23 undergraduate research assistants.

This event is part of a two-day series of events on minimum wage, Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9. Events will be hosted by HHEI, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute. Learn more about the full line-up.

Register to attend in person.

Register to join us virtually via Zoom.

Generous support for this event is provided by Litigation Analytics and the Bruce and Bonnie Poulsen Endowed Lectureship.

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