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UCLA faculty experts advisory: Minimum wage debate

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Today's strike by low-wage employees at fast-food chains across the nation has started a national conversation about the minimum wage. UCLA has experts.
 
Chris Tilly, director of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and a professor of public policy, is an expert on labor markets and the relationship between government policies and the creation of jobs. He can speak on the potential benefits of increasing the minimum wage.
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Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
Alex Boekelheide | 310-206-0159 | alex.boekelheide@publicaffairs.ucla.edu
 
Lee Ohanian, a professor of economics and an expert on macroeconomic theory and policy, is available to discuss the possible economic downsides of increasing the minimum wage.
Media contact:
Meg Sullivan | 310-825-1046 | msullivan@support.ucla.edu
 
Christopher Erickson, a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, studies wage determination, collective bargaining and union organizing.
Media contact:
Elise Anderson | 310-206-7707 | elise.anderson@anderson.ucla.edu
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