Our annual Adam Smith Lecture showcases pre-eminent modern thinkers who continue to advance the ideas of Adam Smith.
This year's speaker, Professor David Neumark, will be speaking on the topic of “How policymakers should think about the minimum wage”. He is the world's leading economic expert on the effect of minimum wages on unemployment, having published over fifty papers on the subject.
He is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor.
During the lecture, he will explain the minimum wage debate and why there is so much disagreement between economists, the current state of research on the topic, and how policymakers should interpret this work when approaching minimum wage policy in the UK.
He will be addressing an invitation-only select group of MPs, Lords, ASI supporters, and journalists.