Evaluating the Minimum Wage Introduction in Germany (EVA-MIN)

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
German Socio- Economic Panel study
Project Status
Current Project
Project Duration
since/from 2015 to 2017
Commissioned by
Leibniz Association, The Senate Competition Committee (SAW)
In Cooperation with
Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo, University of Potsdam; Prof. Lutz Bellmann, Head of Research Department D1 of the Institute for Employment Research (Nuremberg)
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin

Innovative Knowledge Transfer and Evidence-Based Evaluation

How the new minimum wage legislation, which goes into effect on January 1, 2015, is an open question. It is thus all the more important that the effects of the new minimum wage should be evaluated scientifically, for which this project will provide an important database. Researchers from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) research infrastructure at DIW Berlin will, together with colleagues from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg and the University of Potsdam, be making data available for evaluation of the new statutory minimum wage in Germany. They will not only be analyzing the data themselves but also providing them for use by interested researchers worldwide.

Press release of the DIW Berlin
Project site (in German)

From September 21-24, 2015 the EVA-MIN Summer School “Effects and Evaluation of Minimum Wages” will take place at the University of Potsdam.
more information on the workshop