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Matt Dickson

Policy Matters: 20 years of the national minimum wage and how economists help shape pay policy

Matt Dickson
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: 20 years of the national minimum wage and how economists help shape pay policy
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson talk to Sarah Brown, Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield and an independent commissioner for the Low Pay Commission. Franz and Matt highlight the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the national minimum wage and discuss with Sarah how the policy has worked out for the UK. The role and importance of the Low Pay Commission in informing minimum wage policy is explored and questions are asked as to what the future may hold for the minimum wage. The discussion then moves to the topic of household finances and how people with different personality traits make financial decisions and the implications this may have for policy.

Guests: Franz Buscha,Sarah Brown