Professor David Neumark is presently visiting ANU. He’ll be giving two major lectures while in Australia â€“ a talk at the Australian Fair Pay Commission on Friday 3 August about minimum wages, and a talk at ANU on Monday 6 August on the economic effects of Wal-Mart. I’m not sure whether or not his AFPC talk is open to the public, but the ANU one definitely is (details here).
(Incidentally, despite what the title to this post might imply, David assured me today that Wal-Mart pays above the minimum wage. Once you understand this, it’s much easier to understand why Wal-Mart supported raising the US federal minimum wage: it raises their competitors’ costs, but not theirs.)