Daniel S. Hamermesh

Barnard College, USA, and IZA, Germany

I am looking forward to seeing all the entries. If things work out as planned, the series will be a very useful way of making research findings broadly accessible and relevant to policy

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Subject Editor, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Distinguished Scholar, Barnard College, USA, and Director of Research Network, IZA

Research interest

Labor economics, including time use, discrimination, labor demand

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Member, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Technical Advisory Committee, 2012–2015; Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, and Member, ex officio, Board of Trustees, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), 2003–2009

Past positions

Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK, 1993–2017; Sue Killam Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin, USA; Professor of Economics, Michigan State University, USA, 1973–1993; Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, USA, 1969–1973


PhD Economics, Yale University, 1969

Selected publications

  • 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).