Areas of Expertise (8)
Minimum Wage Policies
Arindrajit Dube is one of the world's leading scholars on the minimum wage and its effect on employment. His research focuses on labor economics, health economics, public finance, and political economy, particularly based around minimum wage policies, fiscal policy, income inequality, health reform and the economics of conflict.
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, he was a much sought-after commentator on the effects of mass layoffs on workers and the economy.
University of Chicago,: Ph.D., Economics
Stanford University: M.A., Development Policy Studies
Stanford University: B.A., Economics
Press Coverage (4)
Some employers to laid-off staffers: Let’s stay in touch
Associated Press (AP) print
Labor economist Arindrajit Dube says comments in an article about layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About That Hazard Pay
In a discussion on “Planet Money,” Arindrajit Dube, economics, says the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic present a troubling situation for many low wage essential workers.
Candidates Grow Bolder on Labor, and Not Just Bernie Sanders
The New York Times print
Arindrajit Dube comments in an article about Democratic candidates for president are embracing labor proposals that go far beyond what the party establishment backed four years ago.
How Voluntarily Raising the Minimum Wage Affects Retailers
Bloomberg Markets and Finance tv
University of Massachusetts Professor of Economics Arindrajit Dube discusses what happens when retailers voluntarily raise their minimum wage. He speaks on "What'd You Miss?"
Impacts of Minimum Wages: Review of the International EvidenceUnited Kingdom Government
The government of the United Kingdom asked Professor Arindrajit Dube to consider international evidence on the impacts of minimum wages and the implications for UK policy.
Making the Case for a Higher Minimum WageMilken Institute Review
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt first proposed a federal minimum wage in 1937, he declared that America should be able to provide its working men and women “a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.” Congress went along,
Wage boards can mitigate market failures on inequalityThe Hill
During the past 40 years, the United States has seen a tremendous rise in income inequality. While globalization and technological change likely played a role, labor market institutions have been important contributors to these trends — especially the decline of unions.