At the Archbridge Institute, we bring a fresh perspective to academic research by encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to better understand the nature of economic mobility.
We have two categories of research: Policy + Insights and Inquiry & Analysis.
Policy + Insights papers are examinations of trends, literature reviews, and shorter analyses of data and polls that attempt to unearth new possibilities and approaches to thinking about economic mobility.
Inquiry & Analysis papers are detailed examinations of data that ask new questions and approach old questions from a different perspective in order to shed light on previously unexplored factors influencing economic mobility.
Director of Programs Ben Wilterdink examines recent studies on the effects of raising the minimum wage, the value of entry-level work, and trends in teenage employment, finding that raising the minimum wage has far-reaching consequences that are being overlooked in policy conversations. Read more.
Over the past two decades, occupational licensing requirements have increased dramatically. Professors Edward Timmons and Brian Meehan together with researchers Andrew Meehan and John Hazenstab take a closer look at the recent occupational licensing boom and how it might be associated with economic mobility. Read more.