Labor Economics and the Minimum Wage (Video)

By: Emily Hurley ’22, an Economics and Philosophy major and Asian Studies minor.

The following work was created for ECN 219: Labor Economics

Brief description: The economic reality of the minimum wage is often misunderstood by both sides of the political aisle. By discussing both theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding the minimum wage, it is revealed that the effects of the minimum wage are much more unclear than first thought.

Emily Hurley ’22 is a passionate Economics and Philosophy double major with a minor in Asian Studies. She is the current President and co-founder of Washington College’s Compost Team, which works to reduce the campus’s environmental and financial costs associated with its food waste. She is also an active member of the college’s Philosophy Club. Some of her favorite things to do include reading philosophy books, creating art, and debating with her economics professors.

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