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Special issue on the economic effects of minimum wages in Germany: Editorial

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This special issue of the German Economic Review addresses one of the most

    contentious areas of modern labor economics: the economic effects of statutory

    minimum wages. This topic is as challenging intellectually as the publication of

    these studies is timely. With respect to the analytical challenge to be mastered,

    the history of labor economic thought on this issue demonstrates the vicissitudes

    of empirical research in all the social sciences, not the least in Economics, which

    operate in an ever-changing environment, with new preferences, new institu-

    tions and new data emerging all the time. In fact, within the realm of econom-

    ics, economists’ opinions with respect to the economic effects of the minimum

    wage are one of the most interesting cases to study regarding the evolution and

    degeneration of a professional consensus.

UOW Authors


  •   Paloyo, Alfredo
  •   Schaffner, Sandra (external author)
  •   Schmidt, Christoph M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Paloyo, A. R., Schaffner, S. & Schmidt, C. M. (2013). Special issue on the economic effects of minimum wages in Germany: Editorial. German Economic Review, 14 (3), 255-257.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84880411821

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/230

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 255

End Page


  • 257

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • This special issue of the German Economic Review addresses one of the most

    contentious areas of modern labor economics: the economic effects of statutory

    minimum wages. This topic is as challenging intellectually as the publication of

    these studies is timely. With respect to the analytical challenge to be mastered,

    the history of labor economic thought on this issue demonstrates the vicissitudes

    of empirical research in all the social sciences, not the least in Economics, which

    operate in an ever-changing environment, with new preferences, new institu-

    tions and new data emerging all the time. In fact, within the realm of econom-

    ics, economists’ opinions with respect to the economic effects of the minimum

    wage are one of the most interesting cases to study regarding the evolution and

    degeneration of a professional consensus.

UOW Authors


  •   Paloyo, Alfredo
  •   Schaffner, Sandra (external author)
  •   Schmidt, Christoph M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Paloyo, A. R., Schaffner, S. & Schmidt, C. M. (2013). Special issue on the economic effects of minimum wages in Germany: Editorial. German Economic Review, 14 (3), 255-257.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84880411821

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/230

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 255

End Page


  • 257

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 3