Posted on 07/05/2013
Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London Daniel Hamermesh has been awarded the Jacob Mincer Award from the Society of Labour Economists in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the field of labour economics.
Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundation of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway University of London. His A.B. is from the University of Chicago (1965), his Ph.D. from Yale (1969). He taught from 1969-73 at Princeton, from 1973-93 at Michigan State, and at Texas and Royal Holloway since then. He has held visiting professorships at universities in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and lectured at over 225 universities in 47 U.S. states and 32 other countries. His research, published in nearly 100 refereed papers in scholarly journals, has concentrated on time use, labour demand, discrimination, academic labour markets and unusual applications of labour economics (to beauty, sleep and suicide). Professor Hamermesh is honored to receive the award.
The Mincer awards are prizes now given biennially to recipients to acknowledge their contributions to labour economics. The award has been named after Jacob Mincer, who is considered the father of modern labour economics. In 2004 Mincer received a Career Achievement Award from the University of Chicago's Society of Labor Economists, and since, the award has become known as the Mincer Award. Past recipients include Gary Becker and James Heckman, both Nobel Laureates, both at University of Chicago; Dale Mortensen, Nobel Laureate at Northwestern University, Richard Freeman and Claudia Goldin of Harvard University, and eight others.
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