Research Discussion Paper – RDP 2018-06 The Effect of Minimum Wage Increases on Wages, Hours Worked and Job Loss


Much of this work was completed while I was on secondment to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It forms part of my PhD thesis at the University of Sydney. I would like to thank the ABS for their support, in particular: Robin Ashburn, Luci Burrage, Darryl Malam and Marcel van Kints. I also thank the Fair Work Ombudsman for supplying the data underlying Figure 1, and Anthony Brassil, Natasha Cassidy, Iris Chan, Deborah Cobb-Clark, Christian Gillitzer, Gianni La Cava, Alan Manning, Angus Moore, John Simon and participants at the December 2017 Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) for comments. The views in this paper are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Any errors are my own.