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George Reisman, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Economics at Pepperdine University
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"
Reasoning:

“Raising the minimum wage is a formula for causing unemployment among the least-skilled members of society. The higher wages are, the higher costs of production are. The higher costs of production are, the higher prices are. The higher prices are, the smaller are the quantities of goods and services demanded and the number of workers employed in producing them…

[T]he higher the minimum wage is raised, the worse are the effects on poor people.”

“How Minimum Wage Laws Increase Poverty,” mises.org, Apr. 4, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the minimum wage. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the minimum wage.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus of Economics, Pepperdine University, Aug. 2005-present
  • President, Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics, and Psychology
  • Author, Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Former Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University
  • Education:
  • PhD, New York University, 1963
  • MBA, New York University
  • AB, Columbia University
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    877-843-3573, Jefferson School
    Email
    [email protected]
    Website
    georgereismansblog.blogspot.com
    Other:
  • Twitter handle: @GGReisman
  • Was a student of Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand
  • Has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
  • Quoted in:
    Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased? – Pro & Con Quotes