Do Higher Minimum Wages Reduce Poverty?: Joseph J. Sabia

Do Higher Minimum Wages Reduce Poverty?: Joseph J. Sabia

April 21, 2021

6:00pm – 7:15pm


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Joseph J. Sabia is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies (CHEPS) at San Diego State University. Dr. Sabia is a labor and health economist whose research examines the economics of risky health behaviors, minimum wage policy, labor market discrimination against sexual minorities, and the effects of war on military families. His work has appeared in such journals as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the American Economic Review (Proceedings), and the National Tax Journal. Dr. Sabia's scholarship has been cited in the Wall Street Journal,New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. His research has received funding support from a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute (ESSPRI) at UC-Irvine, the Employment Policies Institute, and the Charles Koch Foundation. Dr. Sabia is a Research Fellow at the Forschungsinstitutzur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.  He received his PhD in Economics from Cornell University and is a faculty affiliate at the Cornell Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities. Prior to his current position at San Diego State University, Dr. Sabia held faculty appointments at the University of Georgia, American University, the United States Military Academy-West Point, and the University of New Hampshire.