Oren M. Levin-Waldman

Metropolitan College of New York and Binzagr Institute for Sustainable Prosperity
School of Management

431 Canal Street
New York, NY
USA
10013
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My principal field is Public Policy/Political Economy, particularly in the area of labor markets and labor market policy. Much of my research has been focused on issues of wage regulation and inequality. I have written a book on the politics of the minimum wage and more recently about the political economy of the living wage. Recently, I have been exploring labor market characteristics that might predispose cities to pass such ordinances. And I have also been taking an historic view of those cities that passed ordinances, arguing that the nature of labor market transformations over the last 40 years have perhaps made them somewhat path dependent. I am continuing my work on the minimum wage with a look at the whole issue of wage contours, especially those around the minimum wage (both the statutory and effective), in terms of composition, and how those contours might vary across geographic regions. I am interested in exploring how such contours might be affected by increases in the minimum wage or other labor market policies designed to bolster wages. I am currently writing a reference book on the minimum wage for ABC-CLIO under the Praeger Press label. My last published book focuses on the importance of wage policies to the maintenance of equality in accordance with democratic theory. I am now looking at the impact of income inequality on civic engagement, as well as how wage policy can help restore the middle class.

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Levin-Waldman, 2014. "The Changing Contours of Long-Term Uneployment." Journal of Ecoomic Issues 68 (3):849-870.
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Lein-Waldman, Oren M. 2015. "Why the Minimum WageOthodoxy Reigns Supreme." Challenge 58 (1):29-50.
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Levin-Waldman, Oren M. 2001. The Case of the Minimum Wage: Competing Policy Models. Albany. State University of New York Press.
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Levin-Waldman, Oren M. 2013. "Income, Civic Participation, and Achieving Greater Democracy." Journal of Socio-Economics 43:83-92; Levin-Waldman, Oren M. 2012. "Wage Policy as an Essential Ingredient ion Job Creation." Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs 55 6:26-52.
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Levin-Waldman, Oren M. 2005. The Political Economy of the Living Wage: A Study of Four Cities. Armonk, NY; M.E. Sharpe.
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Levin-Waldman, Oren M. 2011. Wage Policy, Income Distribution, and Democratic Theory. London and New York, Routledge.

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

WAGE POLICY WAGE REGULATION MINIMUM WAGE LIVING WAGE POLITICAL ECONOMY DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL THEORY LIBERALISM CIVIC ENGAGEMENT