Daniel S. Hamermesh

Research Fellow

University of Texas at Austin

Daniel S. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor Emeritus, Royal Holloway University of London, 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, from 20107-2022 at Barnard College, 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 while he was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor economics in the same year. That year he also received the John R. Commons Award from Omicron Delta Epsilon.

Hamermesh authored Labor Demand, The Economics of Work and Pay, Economics Is Everywhere, Beauty Pays, Spending Time, 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. Currently he acts as Editor-in-Chief of IZA World of Labor.


IZA Publications

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