Michael Reich is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Research
on Labor and Employment at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard.
His research publications cover numerous areas of labor economics and political economy, including the economics of racial inequality,
the analysis of labor market segmentation, historical stages in U.S. labor markets and social structures of accumulation, high performance workplaces,
union-management cooperation and Japanese labor-management systems.
His publications include 14 books and monographs, including Labor Market Segmentation and Labor Mobility, 2009,
Labor in the Era of Globalization, co-edited with Clair Brown and Barry Eichengreen, 2010, and Contemporary Capitalism and Its Crises,
co-edited with Terence McDonough and David Kotz, 2010. He has also published over 100 papers, including “Minimum Wages Across State Borders,”
with Arindrajit Dube and William Lester, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, “Do Minimum Wages Really Reduce Teen Employment?”with Sylvia Allegretto
and Arindrajit Dube, Industrial Relations, 2011 and “High Unemployment after the Great Recession: Why? What Can We Do?” Estudios de Economia Aplicada, 2012.
Scholarly Articles, Papers and Presentations
- "The Economic Effects of Citywide Minimum Wages." with A. Dube and S. Naidu. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 60, no. 4, July 2007.
- "Foreword to: Health Care Proposals in California: Impacts on Businesses." IRLE, July 2007.
- "Minimum Wage Effects Across State Borders: Estimates Using Contiguous Counties." With A. Dube and W. Lester. June 2007. Presented to the Labor Lunch, UC Berkeley,
Department of Economics and at the Paris School of Economics. IRLE Working Paper 157-07.
- "Minimum Wages: Politics, Economics and Econometrics." Presented at New Labor
Market Institutions and Public Policy Responses. A Symposium in honor of Lloyd Ulman. IRLE, UC Berkeley, October 27, 2007.
- “Do Minimum Wages Really Reduce Teen Employment? Accounting for Heterogeneity
and Selectivity in State Panel Data.” With S. Allegretto and A. Dube. IRLE Working Paper, May 2008. Media presentation July 17, 2008.
- “Spatial Heterogeneity and Minimum Wages: Employment
Estimates for Teens Using Cross-State Commuting Zones.” With S. Allegretto and A. Dube, IRLE Working Paper 181-09. June 2010.
- “Employee Replacement Costs.” With A. Dube and E. Freeman. IRLE Working Paper 201-10. March 2010.
- “Unemployment Short-Term and Long: Problems and Policy Proposals.” Testimony presented at the hearing “Responses to Long-Term Unemployment.“
Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee, Committee on Ways and Means. U.S. House of Representatives, June 10, 2010.
- “High Unemployment after the Great Recession: Why? What Can We Do?” Briefing Paper, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, IRLE, UC Berkeley, June 2010.
- “An Analysis of Gubernatorial Candidate Meg Whitman’s Economic Policy.” August 10, 2012.
- “Do Frictions Matter in the Labor Market? Accessions, Separations and Minimum Wage Effects.” With A. Dube and W. Lester.
IRLE Working Paper, October 2010. Revised version, June 25, 2011.
- “The New Generation of Minimum Wage Research.” Presentation at Joint forum of Center for American Progress
and National Employment Law Project, Raising the Minimum Wage, Rebuilding the Economy, Washington. D.C. June 7, 2011.
Please refer to Curriculum Vitae for a more detailed list of publications.
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