Workshop on minimum wages Lessons from recent experiences and European perspectives

Program

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Since the Great Recession, France has frozen its national minimum wage. By contrast, some OECD countries have significantly raised their minimum wages at the national or local levels; Germany has even introduced a Mindestlohn in 2015. This workshop will draw, for academic and non-academic audiences, the main lessons from these significant changes, and discuss the perspectives of a European minimum wage.

Presentation Slides:

Introduction

Garnero: Minimum Wages Across OECD Countries: Back to the Future?

National minimum wages

Bryson: From the Minimum Wage to the Living Wage

Bossler: Employment Effects of the New German Minimum Wage

Behaghel: National Minimum Wages and Welfare. A Discussion of Presentations by Andrea Garnero, Mario Bossler and Alex Bryson

Local minimum wages

Montialoux: What Can We Learn From Recent Minimum Wage Increases in the US?

Kambayashi: Minimum Wage in Japan:
Institutional Aspects and its Consequences

Caroli: Local Minimum Wages

Round table: towards a European Minimum Wage?

Jepsen