Jonathan Meer
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. Associate Professor of Economics. Research focuses on charitable giving and the economics of education

Who Benefits from a Higher Minimum Wage?

November 27, 2018

The Issue:

Raising the minimum wage is broadly viewed as a policy that combats poverty. Most of the focus of the debate over the minimum wage has been on whether raising it leads to job losses, but an overlooked key point is which workers see their wages rise with an increase in the minimum wage.
The workers who
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Will Tax Reform Have an Impact on Charitable Giving?

October 5, 2017

The Issue:

Giving by individuals accounts for nearly three-quarters of charitable giving in the United States, over $280 billion in 2016. Changes to tax policy can have an effect on the incentives individuals and households face when making the decision of how much to give to charity. The U.S. tax code currently ...
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