Posted on 19/07/2013
American Economist and Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, Daniel Hamermesh is the recipient of the prestigious IZA prize in Labor Economics, considered one of the most important international awards in Economics. The award and prize of €50,000 recognises professor Hamermesh’s fundamental contributions to the field of labor economics, presenting innovative, though-provoking and stimulating research.
The five member Prize Committee commented on Hamermesh’s research as, “a careful combination of theoretical and empirical methods shaping the way scholars, as well as policy makers, think about some of the key issues in labor economics.”
Hamermesh’s publications ‘Economics is Everywhere’ and ‘Labor Demand’ have been widely acclaimed and his work, focusing on time use, discrimination, academia, beauty, sleep and suicide within the labor markets has also been published in many refereed papers in scholarly journals,
IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmerman commented, “With his boundless creative energy and uplifting spirit, Dan Hamermesh is a constant source of inspiration for young researchers. He has a unique talent to pose new research questions in labour economics and come up with surprising answers.”
The award will be presented to Professor Hamermesh on November 18th in Washington DC. The prestigious award comes a few months after Professor Hamermesh received the Jacob Mincer award for his contributions to labor economics.
IZA is a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets. It operates an international network of about 1,200 economists and researchers spanning across more than 45 countries. The “IZA Prize in Labor Economics” is an annual award recognising outstanding scientific achievements in the field of labor economics. Other notable IZA prize winners include Professor Jacob Mincer and Christopher Pissarides.