Midwest Economic Policy Institute

A Higher Road for a Better Tomorrow

Labor Policy

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Among Midwest Construction Workers

An Examination of Minnesota’s Prevailing Wage Law: Effects on Costs, Training, and Economic Development

The $5 Billion Cost of Construction Fatalities in the United States: A 50 State Comparison

The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Effects of Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Law: Research Report

Prevailing Wage and Military Veterans in Connecticut: Applied Policy Brief

The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Effects of Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law: Research Report

A Minimum-Wage Worker Cannot Afford a Modest Apartment: Evidence from Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa

Competency Needed: Addressing Iowa’s Skilled Construction Worker Shortage

Prevailing Wage and Military Veterans in Wisconsin: Applied Policy Brief

Prevailing Wage and Military Veterans in Minnesota: Applied Policy Brief

Prevailing Wage Repeal Cannot Result in “44 Percent Savings:” Evidence from Southwestern Wisconsin

Responsible Bidder Ordinances Promote Local Construction Standards: Evidence from Indiana

Road and Bridge Construction Workers in the Midwest: Productive, High-Skilled, and Well-Paid

Road and Bridge Report: Wisconsin vs. Illinois vs. Iowa

States with Higher Minimum Wages Added More Jobs: April 2015 – April 2016

The Economic, Fiscal, and Social Effects of Kentucky’s Prevailing Wage Law

The Effects of Repealing Common Construction Wage in Indiana: Impacts on Ten Construction Market Outcomes

The Impact of Construction Dues in Minnesota: An Organizational and Individual-Level Analysis

The Potential Economic Consequences of a Highly Automated Construction Industry: What If Construction Becomes the Next Manufacturing?

The Social Costs of Repealing Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law

The State of the Unions 2018: A Profile of Unionization in Chicago, in Illinois, and in the United States

The State of the Unions 2018: A Profile of Unionization in Minnesota and in the United States

The State of the Unions 2018: A Profile of Unionization in Wisconsin and in the United States

The State of the Unions 2017: A Profile of Unionization in Minnesota and in America

The State of the Unions 2017: A Profile of Unionization in Wisconsin and in the United States

The State of the Unions 2016: A Profile of Unionization in Chicago, in Illinois, and in America

The State of the Unions 2016: A Profile of Unionization in Iowa and America

The State of the Unions 2016: A Profile of Unionization in Indianapolis, in Indiana, and in America

The State of the Unions 2016: A Profile of Unionization in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, and in the United States

The State of the Unions 2016: A Profile of Unionization in the Twin Cities, in Minnesota, and in America

Weakening Waukesha County: Prevailing Wage Changes Will Hurt the County