David Salkever

David Salkever

David Salkever is a professor emeritus of public policy at the University of Maryland. He was a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for 34 years.


Real pay data show Trump’s ‘blue collar boom’ is more of a bust for US workers, in 3 charts

By: - February 11, 2020

If you thought workers’ hourly pay was finally rising, think again. At first glance, the latest data – which came out on Feb. 7 – look pretty good. They show nominal hourly earnings rose 3.1% in January from a year earlier. But the operative word here is nominal, which means not adjusted for changes in […]