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 2009-12 at Maastricht University, 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.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11266
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2018, 66, 137-41
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10404
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2019, 54 (1), 255 - 265
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10403
published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 2017, 107(5): 37–40
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9593
published in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2018, 56, 111 - 156
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9095
part of this paper forthcoming as "Unemployment and Effort at Work" in: Economica, 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8828
published in: M. Szenberg and L. Ramrattan (eds.): Collaborative Research in Economis, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 65 - 93
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8423
published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68 (5), 1007-1018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8077
published in: Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 2017, Vol. 44, 1-12
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7380
published in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126 (594), 1503-1527
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7070
published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 99-104
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6700
published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 205-216
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6579
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 1:2
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6445
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2013, 2:7
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6199
published in: American Economic Review, 2012, 102(3), 612-616
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5945
published as 'Wage discrimination over the business cycle' in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2013, 2:7
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5600
published in: European Economic Review, 2013, 64, 351-368
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5010
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 507-530
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4921
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 94 (1), 202-207
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4610
published as 'Reputation and Earnings: The Roles of Quality and Quantity in Academe' in: Economic Inquiry, 2012, 50 (1), 1 - 16
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4378
published as "Incentives, time use and BMI: The roles of eating, grazing and goods" in: Economics and Human Biology, 2010, 8 (1), 2-15
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3955
published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 107 (2), 131-133
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3899
published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (4), 1410-1435
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3885
published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 105/106, 15-34
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2767
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 90 (3), 562-572
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2760
published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2007, 40 (3), 715-733
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2705
published online as 'Total Work and Gender: Facts and Possible Explanations' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26(1), 239-261
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2580
published in: Labour Economics, 2008, 15 (4), 663-673
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2270
published in: Tito Boeri, Michael Burda, Francis Kramarz (eds.), Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Americans Crazy? Are Europeans Lazy? Oxford Univ. Press, 2008
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2060
published as 'Cues for Timing and Coordination: Latitude, Letterman and Longitude' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2008, 26 (2), 223-246
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2030
published as 'A Structural Model of the Fixed Time Costs of Market Work' (with Stephen G. Donald) in: Economics Letters, 2009, 104 (3), 125-128
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1965
published in: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2007, 89 (4), 852-863; excerpts also publishd in Economics Letters, 2008, 98 (1), 31-34
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1815
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89 (2), 374-383
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1680
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2008, 8 (1), Article 3
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1580
published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (257), 138-149
IZA Discussion Paper No. 308
published as 'Two-Sided Learning with Applications to Labor Turnover and Worker Displacement' in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2008, 228 (5-6), 423 - 445
IZA Discussion Paper No. 173
published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2002, 15 (4), 601-623
IZA Discussion Paper No. 42
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2001, 36 (1), 1-30
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