Fighting Runaway Inequality: The Minimum Wage Controversy
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Through the lens of the debate over the minimum wage, Price will explore the connections between public policy, the social sciences and one of the most pressing social issues of our time, the rise of income inequality.
This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and American Studies.
Mark Price has been the Keystone Research Center’s (KRC) labor economist for over a decade. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Utah in 2005. The KRC is a non-partisan research and policy development institute based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His areas of research include income inequality, trends in employment and compensation, the construction industry, and low-wage labor markets. Mark’s work involves policy analysis and advocacy on a wide range of issues including, prevailing wage law, unemployment insurance, payday lending, economic and workforce development and tax and budget policy. His advocacy involves fielding questions from reporters, testifying before the state legislature and making public presentations on current policy issues and research. Mark’s recent research has included an evaluation of the relationship between the state control of alcohol sales and alcohol related motor vehicle fatalities and an estimate of top incomes since 1917 in each state. You can find Mark’s economic policy blog at thirdandstate.org.