Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Con to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"
"Facts clearly demonstrate that raising the minimum wage is a bad idea.
The case against raising the minimum wage is straightforward: A higher wage makes it more expensive for firms to hire workers. How big an effect does this have on the job market? Economists debate this. But no one argues that increasing the minimum wage increases the number of unemployed workers who find jobs. In the end, the trade-off is clear. People who keep their jobs get more money; those who lose their jobs, or fail to get new ones, suffer."
Cowritten with Michael R. Strain, "The Minimum Wage Debate," Los Angeles Times, Mar. 10, 2013
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum wage; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in the minimum wage and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Feb. 2014-present
Columnist, National Review, 2005-present
Director of Economic Policy Studies, AEI, 2003-present
Resident Scholar, AEI, 1997-Present
John G. Searle Senior Fellow, AEI, Dec. 2012-Feb. 2014