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The regional effects of Germany's national minimum wage


We show that the minimum wage introduced in Germany in 2015 led to spatial wage convergence, in particular in the left tail of the distribution, without reducing relative employment in low-wage regions within the first two years.


Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Duncan Roth

1 November 2018


Economics Letters 172, pp.127-130, 2018


DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2018.08.032

This Journal article is published under the centre's Urban programme.