Royal Holloway University of London, UK, and IZA, Germany
Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London, and Director of Research Network, IZA
Labor economics, including time use, discrimination, labor demand
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Member, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Technical Advisory Committee, 2012-present Chair; Scientific Advisory Committee, and Member, ex officio, Board of Trustees, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), 2003-2009
Professor of Economics, Michigan State University, USA, 1973-1993; Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, USA, 1969-1973
PhD Economics, Yale University, 1969
Beauty Pays. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.
“Strike three: Discrimination, incentives and evaluation.” American Economic Review (2011) (with C. Parsons, J. Sulaeman, and M. Yates).
“Stressed out on four continents: Time crunch or yuppie kvetch.” Review of Economics and Statistics (2007) (with J. Lee).
Labor Demand. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.
“Labor demand and the structure of adjustment costs.” American Economic Review (1989).
The effect of overtime, payroll taxes, and labor policies and costs on companies’ product output and countries’ GDPDaniel S. Hamermesh, May 2014Higher labor costs (higher wage rates and employee benefits) make workers better off, but they can reduce companies’ profits, the number of jobs, and the hours each person works. Overtime pay, hiring subsidies, the minimum wage, and payroll taxes are just a few of the policies that affect labor costs. Policies that increase labor costs can substantially affect both employment and hours, in individual companies as well as the overall economy.MoreLess