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Local Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics and Saint Louis University to Host August 25 Discussion of Minimum-Wage Proposals

ST. LOUIS, August 3 — The Gateway Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University announced today that they will host a symposium on minimum-wage proposals in St. Louis and other major cities on August 25. The event is free and open to the public.

The featured speaker will be William L. Wascher, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington DC. Wascher is an expert on the effects of minimum-wage laws on local labor markets and has an extensive record of publications on this topic.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Federal Reserve Board, Wascher is an Executive Committee Member at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Chair of the Data Users Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC. He has been with the Federal Reserve Board for over 30 years and has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Economist David Wiczer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will provide comments after Wascher’s presentation. There will be time allotted for audience questions and discussion.

The event will begin at 8:30 am on August 25th with registration and breakfast. The program will begin at 9:00 am and conclude by 10:15 am. The event will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in Downtown St. Louis. Ample public parking is available and the Bank is easily accessible by Metrolink (Convention Center Station).

The event is free but pre-registration is required. Registration details will be available soon on the NABE Gateway Chapter website and the website of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

For more information about the event, contact NABE Gateway Chapter President William R. Emmons or David E. Rapach, John Simon Endowed Chair in Economics at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.

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