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Alan Manning

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About the author and department

Personal webpage:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/economics/people/facultyPages/AlanManning.aspx

Economics Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/economics/home.aspx

Centre for Economic Performance:
http://cep.lse.ac.uk/

Relevant research

Manning, Alan (2003) Monopsony in Motion: Imperfect Competition in Labor Markets, Princeton University Press http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5924

Dickens, Richard, Stephen Machin and Alan Manning (1999) ‘The Effect of Minimum Wages on Employment: Theory and Evidence from Britain’, Journal of Labor Economics 17: 1-23. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5959/

Machin, Stephen, Alan Manning and Lupin Rahman (2003) ‘Where the Minimum Wage Bites Hard: The Introduction of the UK National Minimum Wage to a Low Wage Sector’, Journal of the European Economic Association 1(1): 154-80. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2452

Dickens, Richard and Alan Manning (2004) ‘Has the National Minimum Wage Reduced UK Wage Inequality?’ Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 167: 613-26. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/5936/

Dickens, Richard and Alan Manning (2004) ‘Spikes and Spillovers: The Impact of the National Minimum Wage on the Wage Distribution in a Low-wage Sector’, Economic Journal 114: C95-101. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35574/ 

Butcher, Tim, Richard Dickens, and Alan Manning (2012) ‘Minimum Wages and Wage Inequality: Some Theory and an Application to the UK’, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1177. http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1177.pdf http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48937/

Evidence of impact

Minimum wage in the UK

‘Measuring the Impact of ESRC Funding’, Frontier Economics (2009): http://www.esrc.ac.uk/_images/Measuring_the_Impact_of_ESRC_Funding_tcm8-4549.pdf

The Low Pay Commission annual reports for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 cite publications listed above: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238605/7611.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238449/7823.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32571/8023.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32574/8302.pdf

‘Happy birthday, national minimum wage’, Financial Times:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1265614e-f9f0-11e2-b8ef-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2bD28unBq

‘Minimum wage: maximum impact’, Report for the Resolution Foundation, 17 April 2012: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/minimum-wage-maximum-impact/

‘More than a minimum?’, New Statesman reaction to report for Resolution Foundation: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/gavin-kelly/2012/04/more-minimum

‘Gaining from Growth: the final report of the Commission for Living Standards: http://www.livingstandards.org/our-work/final-report/

‘The argument in the floor’, The Economist, Nov 24, 2012: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21567072-evidence-mounting-moderate-minimum-wages-can-do-more-good-harm

More Than a Minimum: The Resolution Foundation Review of the Future of the National Minimum Wage: The Final Report: http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/publications/minimum-review-minimum-wage-final-report/

Beyond the UK

The Hong Kong Legislative Council Brief cites several CEP publications.

United States: Center for Economic and Policy Research document cites the research on monopsony – ‘Why Does the Minimum Wage Have No Discernible effect on Employment?’: http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/min-wage-2013-02.pdf

See also Manning’s article for the July 2013 Milken Institute Review ‘+25%: To Raise, or Not to Raise, the Minimum Wage – Again’.

Germany

‘Merkel and the minimum’, The Economist, Nov 5th, 2011: http://www.economist.com/node/21536648.

For official references:
http://www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Navigation/Service/publikationen,did=323736.html

Manning had interviews reported in Die Welt: http://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article13690154/Der-britische-Mindestlohn-Vorbild-fuer-Deutschland.html

And Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung:http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/grossbritannien-der-mindestlohn-ist-keine-wunderwaffe-11514284.html.

International organisations: For details of Manning’s talk to the European Trade Union Institute, see: http://www.etui.org/Events/What-do-we-and-what-don-t-we-know-about-minimum-wages-in-Europe.

Relevant video and audio

LSE Works public lecture on 'The minimum wage in the UK and beyond', 26 February 2015: http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=2925

Alan Manning on Majority Report (US) talking about minimum wages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE1MOL2-Jfo

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