Question: requirement answers to each of the following problems will be...
Requirement: Answers to each of the following problems will be evaluated based on accuracy, completeness and clarity. Unsupported answers will receive no credit. Any assumptions you make in answering the questions should be clearly stated. Point allocation is given beside each question.
Condition: Suppose Oregon proposes indexing the minimum wage to inflation. In the space below, summarize what it would mean to index the minimum wage to inflation, and then describe the substitution and scale effects you anticipate with this policy? (In your response, assume that the minimum wage is an effective price floor and that both factor and product markets are perfectly competitive.)
Question: Would it ever be rational for a firm to retain an employee whose current marginal revenue product is less than her current wage? Explain.