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Recent Event

Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Poverty

David Neumark is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy at the University of California at Irvine. He joins the Salem Center for a Policy@McCombs event to discuss his research on minimum wage laws and their relationship with inequality and poverty. To view more of his research, please view […]
Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Poverty

Upcoming Events

Solving Texas’s Street Homelessness Problem

A discussion with Judge Glock, Senior Policy Analyst for the Cicero Institute. Before joining the Cicero Institute, Judge Glock was formerly a visiting professor at the Department of Economics at West Virginia University. He received his Ph.D. in History with a focus on economic history from Rutgers University. Among other places, Judge’s academic writing has […]

In 1 Days April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Developing New Poverty Measures

Bruce Meyer is a Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, studies poverty and inequality, tax policy, government safety net programs such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, food stamps, and Medicaid, and the accuracy of household surveys. His most recent work includes research on trends in poverty and inequality, the consequences […]

In 5 Days April 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Podcast

Valentin Bolotnyy on the Gender Pay Gap

Valentin Bolotnyy is an economist at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He works on topics across public and labor economics, often partnering with government agencies to improve public services and gain insight into social behavior. 
Valentin Bolotnyy on the Gender Pay Gap