Minimum Wages, Unemployment and Informality: Evidence from Panel Data on Russian Regions


This paper revisits labor market effects of the minimum wage by taking advantage of a unique institutional setting and rich data from Russia covering 89 regions over 10 years, from 2001 to 2010. Our empirical analysis draws on the methodology introduced by Neumark and Wascher, in which labor market outcomes at the regional level are related to the relative… (More)


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