Scholarly Publications and Presentations

Reich, Michael. 2016. "A Structural Model for Estimating Minimum Wage Effects at $15." Presented at LERA meeting, San Francisco.

Allegretto, Sylvia and Michael Reich. 2016. "Are Local Minimum Wages Absorbed by Price Increases? Estimates from Internet-based Restaurant Menus." IRLE Working Paper No. 124-15. Forthcoming, Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Reich, Michael. 2015. "A $15 Minimum Wage: the Case of Los Angeles." In Korea Labor Institute. ed. Minimum Wages and Inequality. In English and Korean.

Reich, Michael. 2015. "The Ups and Downs of Minimum Wage Policy: The Fair Labor Standards Act in Historical Perspective." Industrial Relations. October 2015.

Allegretto, Sylvia, Arindrajit Dube, Michael Reich and Ben Zipperer. 2015. "Credible Research Designs for Minimum Wage Studies." IRLE Working Paper 148-13. September 2013. Revised edition September 2015. Accepted with minor revisions, Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Reich, Michael and Rachel West. 2014. "The Effects of Minimum Wages on SNAP Enrollments and Expenditures."  Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., March 2014. Revised version published in Industrial Relations, October 2015.

Reich, Michael. 2014. "Friends Make Gifts and Gifts Make Friends: The 2014 Veblen-Commons Award Recipient, Samuel Bowles." Journal of Economic Issues, June 2014.

Allegretto, Sylvia and Michael Reich. 2014 ."The Effects of Minimum Wages on Prices: Preliminary Results." Annual Conference of the Labor and Employment Research Association, Portland, OR, May 30, 2014.

Reich, Michael, Ken Jacobs and Annette Bernhardt. 2014. "Local Minimum Wage Laws: Impacts on Workers, Families and Businesses." IRLE Working Paper 104-14.

Dietz, Miranda, Ken Jacobs and Michael Reich. 2014. "Mandates: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects." Ch. 11 of When Mandates Work, 2014.

Reich, Michael, Ken Jacobs, and Peter Hall. 2014. "Liftoff: Raising Wages at San Francisco Airport." Ch. 3 of When Mandates Work, 2014.

Dube, Arindrajit, Suresh Naidu and Michael Reich. 2014. "Labor Market Impacts of San Francisco's Minimum Wage." Ch. 2. of When Mandates Work, 2014.

Reich, Michael and Ken Jacobs. 2014. "When Do Wage Mandates Work?" Ch. 1 of When Mandates Work, 2014.

Reich, Michael. 2013. "The Fair Labor Standards Act After Seventy-Five Years: an Assessment." Testimony presented to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, June 25, 2013. Revised version presented at the conference, the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the FLSA, Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Labor, November 15, 2013.

Dube, Arindrajit, William Lester and Michael Reich. 2016. "Minimum Wage Shocks, Labor Market Frictions and Employment Flows." Working Paper 149-13, July 2013. Forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics 2016.

Reich, Michael. 2012. "Long-Term Unemployment after the Great Recession: Why so High? What Can We Do?" Estudias de Economia Aplicada, 30, 1, 2012: 11-28.

Do Minimum Wages Really Reduce Teen Employment? Accounting for Heterogeneity and Selectivity in State Panel Data PDF
April 2011
Sylvia Allegretto, Arindrajit Dube, and Michael Reich

The Composition of the Unemployed and Long-Term Unemployed in Tough Labor Markets PDF
October 2010
Sylvia Allegretto and Devon Lynch

Allegretto, Sylvia, Arindrajit Dube and Michael Reich. 2010. "Spatial Heterogeneity and Minimum Wages: Employment Estimates for Teens Using Cross-State Commuting Zones." IRLE Working Paper 181-09.

Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties PDF
August 21, 2008
Arindrajit Dube, T. William Lester, and Michael Reich

The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage PDF
July 2007
Arindrajit Dube, Suresh Naidu, and Michael Reich
Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 60(4)

The Impacts of Living Wage Policies
January 2005
David Fairris and Michael Reich
Industrial Relations, 44(1)

Living Wages and Economic Performance: The San Francisco Airport Model Appendices
March 2003
Michael Reich, Peter Hall, and Ken Jacobs


Books and Special Journal Issues

Reich, Michael and Jesse Rothstein, eds. 2015. Industrial Relations, Special Issue on the Fair Labor Standards Act, October 2015.

Social Structure of Accumulation Theory, two volumes, ed. with T. McDonough, M. Reich and D. Kotz, Edward Elgar Press 2014.

When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level, M. Reich, K. Jacobs and M. Dietz, eds. University of California Press, 2014.



 U.S. Senate, Seattle Inequality Commission, Oakland City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Santa Monica City Council, Massachusetts Senate, New York State Wage Board, Pasadena City Council, California State Senate.

A comment to the proposed rule change submitted to the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division regarding the switch from USDA Farm Labor Survey to BLE Occupational Employment Statistics data to calculate the AEWR PDF
April 14, 2008
By Sylvia A. Allegretto, PhD