Claire Montialoux

Claire Montialoux

Assistant Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy
Research Expertise and Interest
economic policy, labor and employment
Research Description

Claire Montialoux's research interests include topics in labor economics, political economy, and economic history. She studies policies aimed at reducing deep-rooted inequalities in the labor market, with a particular focus on minimum wages and racial earnings gaps.

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October 27, 2020
Ellora Derenoncourt and Claire Montialoux
Two UC Berkeley economists, Ellora Derenoncourt and Claire Montialoux discuss a flurry of promises to combat systemic racism after a summer of protests over the killing of George Floyd, and argue that recent American history shows that raising and expanding the minimum wage could reduce the persistent earnings divide between white workers and Black, Hispanic and Native American workers. Though legislation to raise the wage floor would be a universal program in name and application, in practice it would be a remarkably effective tool for racial justice.
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