Meer's research focuses on altruism, education, and the minimum wage. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Finds that, while matches increase giving to eligible requests, they do not appear to crowd out giving to similar ones, either contemporaneously or over time.
Argues that minimum wage will impact employment over time, through changes in growth rather than an immediate drop in relative employment levels. Finds that the minimum wage reduces job growth over a period of several years.
Finds that having a female math teacher in 7th grade increases the likelihood that female students take higher-level math courses, aspire to a STEM degree, and attend a STEM-focused high school.