Daniel S. Hamermesh

Chief Coordinator, IZA Network; Editor-in-Chief, IZA World of Labor

Barnard College

Daniel S. Hamermesh is Distinguished Scholar, Barnard College, Professor Emeritus, Royal Holloway University of London, and Sue Killam Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin and. 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, from 1993-2014 at the University of Texas at Austin, from 2009-12 at Maastricht University, from 2012-2017 at Royal Holloway University of London, and has held visiting professorships in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was President of the Society of Labor Economists in 2001. In 2013 that Society gave him the Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions; he was awarded the IZA Labor Prize; and he received the John R. Commons Award from Omicron Delta Epsilon.

He authored Labor Demand, The Economics of Work and Pay, Economics Is Everywhere, Beauty Pays, and a wide array of articles in labor economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals.

His research concentrates on time use, labor demand, discrimination, social insurance programs (particularly unemployment insurance), and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty).

He joined IZA as a research fellow in July 1998. From December 2001 until July 2008, he was IZA Program Director for the institute's research program "The Future of Labor." He served as IZA Director of Research from August 2008 until January 2009.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 13997
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13140
published as 'Life satisfaction, loneliness and togetherness, with an application to Covid-19 lock-downs' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2020, 18, 983–1000
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12866
Aboozar Hadavand, Daniel S. Hamermesh, Wesley W. Wilson
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12708
Daniel S. Hamermesh, Rachel A. Gordon, Robert Crosnoe
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12410
published in: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2019, 5 (5), 68-87 (https://doi.org/10.7758/RSF.2019.5.5.04)
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11997
published as 'Income, wages and household production theory' in: Economics Letters, 2020, 192, 109188
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11266
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2018, 66, 137-41