Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump havesaid they would work to get Americans a raise if they win the WhiteHouse. Simple demographics are a reason forskepticism.

Population aging is dragging down overall wages, researchfrom the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows. That'sthe top story in this week's research wrap, which also looksat the influence of economic conditions on mortality, wagedynamics by firm size and inflation overshoot. Check back everyTuesday for a guide to interesting or impactful economicresearch released in the prior week.

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