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Francine D. Blau
Research Fellow

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Blau Francine D. Blau is Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. She is also an NBER Research Associate and a CESifo Research Fellow. Before coming to Cornell, she was for many years on the faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and her BS from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

She has served as President of the Society of Labor Economists and the Labor and Employment Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), Vice President of the American Economic Association, and President of the Midwest Economics Association. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Labor Economics,the Journal of Labor Research, the Annals, Research in Labor Economics, and an Associate Editor of Labour Economics; she was formerly an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review, on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. In 2001, she received the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession for furthering the status of women in the economics profession.

She has written extensively on gender issues, wage inequality and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She is the author of Equal Pay in the Office and, with Lawrence Kahn, of At Home and Abroad: U.S. Labor Market Performance in International Perspective (recipient of the Richard A. Lester Prize for the outstanding book in labor economics and industrial relations for 2002). She is also coauthor, with Marianne Ferber and Anne Winkler, of The Economics of Women, Men, and Work currently in its 6th edition.

Francine Blau joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2004. She is the recipient of the 2010 IZA Prize in Labor Economics.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
7140  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Female Labor Supply: Why is the US Falling Behind?
(published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 251-256)
6921  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Immigration and the Distribution of Incomes
(forthcoming in: Barry Chiswick and Paul Miller (eds.) Handbook of the Economics of Internaitonal MIgration, Amsterdam: Elsevier.)
6490  Francine D. Blau
Peter Brummund
Albert Yung-Hsu Liu
Trends in Occupational Segregation by Gender 1970-2009: Adjusting for the Impact of Changes in the Occupational Coding System
(published in: Demography, 2013, 50 (2), 493-494)
5890  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Substitution Between Individual and Cultural Capital: Pre-Migration Labor Supply, Culture and US Labor Market Outcomes Among Immigrant Woman
(forthcoming in: Journal of Human Capital)
5873  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
The Feasibility and Importance of Adding Measures of Actual Experience to Cross-Sectional Data Collection
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 31 (2, Part 2), 17-58)
3732  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Albert Yung-Hsu Liu
Kerry L. Papps
The Transmission of Women's Fertility, Human Capital and Work Orientation across Immigrant Generations
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 405-435)
3725  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Kerry L. Papps
Gender, Source Country Characteristics and Labor Market Assimilation among Immigrants: 1980-2000
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (1), 43-58)
2180  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
Changes in the Labor Supply Behavior of Married Women: 1980-2000
(published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2007, 25(3), 393-438)
2176  Francine D. Blau
Lawrence M. Kahn
The U.S. Gender Pay Gap in the 1990s: Slowing Convergence
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2006, 60 (1), 45-66)



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