Pre-emptive charges of bias in a city-financed wage study
- October 28, 2010
- David Neumark, economics professor, is quoted in the New York Times October 26, 2010
From the New York Times:
Advocates for workers plan to charge on Wednesday that a New York City-financed study is likely to conclude falsely that more harm than good would come from mandating higher minimum wages for employees of companies that receive city subsidizes.... On Wednesday, two liberal research groups - the National Employment Law Project and the Fiscal Policy Institute - plan to release a critique of the study's leaders and methods and to contend that the labor economists leading it are too "biased" to produce a credible analysis. One of them, David Neumark, is "such a controversial figure" that his involvement is "surprising and troubling," the critique says. It goes on to characterize Mr. Neumark, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, as a leading critic of policies intended to raise the wages of the lowest-paid workers.
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