2017 Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecture
Date: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PST March 3 Location: Templeton Campus Center- Council Chambers
Templeton Campus Center- Council Chambers
“Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Poverty”
David Neumark received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987 and is Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at UC-Irvine where he directs the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute. Dr. Neumark has written or edited five books (including the award-winning Minimum Wages), published over 175 papers and written many op-eds for the papers like the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and other outlets.
Dr. Neumark, an original contributor to the “new minimum wage research,” will talk on the implications of minimum wage legislation and its effects on poverty and inequality. The talk addresses policy alternatives such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, and how these policies interact. The talk will also touch on his more current work on antipoverty policies with a focus on their long-run impact on economic self-sufficiency.