Solomon W. Polachek

State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, Liverpool Hope University, UK, and IZA, Germany

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Current position

Distinguished Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA, and Professorial Fellow, Liverpool Hope University, UK (2017-2019)

Research interest

Labor economics (including human capital theories of income distribution and public policy implications), international relations, applied econometrics, health economics


PhD, Columbia University, USA 1973

Selected publications

  • The Economics of Earnings. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993 (with W. Stanley Siebert).

  • Earnings Over the Lifecycle: The Mincer Earnings Function and its Applications. Boston, MA: NOW Publishing Company, 2008.

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