Minimum Wages: lessons from international experience

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory and the National Bank of Greece

Online public event


Professor Manolis Galenianos

Professor Manolis Galenianos


Professor Alan Manning

Professor Alan Manning

Professor Antigone Lyberaki

Professor Antigone Lyberaki



Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis

In recent years, many countries have looked to increase minimum wages as part of a strategy to address labour market problems. This lecture will summarise these developments, what the impacts have been and what minimum wage policy should be in the future.

Meet our speakers and chair

Manolis Galenianos is Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to moving to London, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University and Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University and Yale University. His research focuses on macroeconomics, applied theory and labour economics. Antigone Lyberaki is Professor of Economics at Panteion University.

Antigone Lyberaki is Professor of Economics at Panteion University, Greece.

Alan Manning is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Director of the Community Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.

Vassilis Monastiriotis is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute (LSE). He is Director of the LSE Research Unit on Southeast Europe.

More about this event

The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.

The National Bank of Greece (@NationalBankGR), backed by its 179-year participation in the country's economic and social life, is one of the leading Greek financial organisations, with strong tradition and noteworthy contribution to the economic and social transformation of Greece. The Bank’s broad customer base, respected brand name, strong market share in deposits and enhanced capital adequacy ratios secure it with the liquidity needed to finance Greek businesses and reflect the long-standing relationship of trust it enjoys with its clientele.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.

The event is also part of the Hellenic Observatory Athens Lecture Series, hosted in collaboration with the National Bank of Greece, with the support of the LSE Hellenic Alumni Association.

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A copy of the slides Minimum Wages: lessons from international experience (pdf) by Professor Alan Manning is available to download.

A copy of the slides Minimum Wages: lessons from international experience (pdf) by Professor Manolis Galenianos is available to download.

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