Publication Selection Bias in Minimum-Wage Research? A Meta-Regression Analysis

  title={Publication Selection Bias in Minimum-Wage Research? A Meta-Regression Analysis},
  author={Hristos Doucouliagos and T. D. Stanley},
  journal={ERN: Analytical Models (Topic)},
Card and Krueger’s (1995a) meta-analysis of the employment effects of minimum wages challenged existing theory. Unfortunately, their meta-analysis confused publication selection with the absence of a genuine empirical effect. We apply recently developed meta-analysis methods to 64 US minimum wage studies and corroborate that Card and Krueger’s findings were nevertheless correct. The minimum wage effects literature is contaminated by publication selection bias, which we estimate to be slightly… 
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