IZA World of Labor
Daniel S. Hamermesh

Royal Holloway University of London, UK, 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, Editor-in-Chief, Subject Editor

Current position

Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London, 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-present Chair; Scientific Advisory Committee, and Member, ex officio, Board of Trustees, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), 2003-2009

Past positions

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).