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The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes by Christopher J. Flinn

Published By: Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01323-9
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Etienne Wasmer of Sciences Po and LIEPP
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.2.544.r8
Review Pages: 558-60

Book Review Abstract

EEtienne Wasmer of Sciences Po and LIEPP reviews, "The Minimum Wage and Labor Market Outcomes" by
Christopher J. Flinn. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Presents a model based on search and bargaining to
use in investigating the impact of a minimum wage on labor market outcomes. Discusses descriptive evidence on
minimum wage effects; a model of minimum wage effects on labor market careers; labor market and welfare
impacts of minimum wages; minimum wage effects on labor market outcomes - a selective survey; assessing the
welfare impacts of actual changes in the minimum wage; econometric issues; model estimates and tests; optimal
minimum wages; the on-the-job search; and heterogeneity. Flinn is Professor of Economics at New York University
and Senior Research Fellow at Collegio Carlo Alberto."


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Etienne Wasmer of Sciences Po and LIEPP


JEL Classifications

C78: Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
J38: Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs: Public Policy
J64: Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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