Tagged: Geoff Bertram

Wage differences and inequality - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jul 25, 2013

Late last week, Geoff Bertram, retired University of Victoria at Wellington economist, addressed a Wellington conference on inequality and there made a remarkable policy request. He asked that the government cease awarding contracts to companies where the highest-paid worker earns more than three times the lowest paid worker. Economists vary in opinion on the amount of redistribution that should … Read More