Daniel S. Hamermesh
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|Born||October 20, 1943|
|Institution||University of Texas at Austin
|Alma mater||Yale University (Ph.D.) 1969
University of Chicago (B.A.) 1965
Daniel Selim Hamermesh (born October 20, 1943) is a U.S. economist, Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Research Associate and Program Director at the Institute for the Future of Labor (IZA).
Education and Background
Hamermesh received his Bachelors degree from the University of Chicago, and in 1969 he received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He has taught at Michigan State University and Princeton University. He has held visiting professorships at University of Michigan and Harvard University, as well as in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has lectured at over 200 universities in 46 states and 25 foreign countries.
Hamermesh is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor, and Past President of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. In 2013 he received the biennial Mincer Award of the Society of Labor Economists for lifetime contributions to labor economics, the annual IZA Prize in Labor from the Institute for the Study of Labor, and thebiennial John R. Commons Award of the international economics honor society OΔE.
Hamermesh has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies and has served on many panels of the United States National Academy of Science. He has been head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) since 2003 and was Director of Research in the United States Department of Labor—ASPER in 1974-75.
Research and Publications
Hamermesh has published nearly 100 refereed articles in the major journals of economics. His work Labor Demand (published in 1993 by Princeton University Press) discusses time use, labor demand, social programs, academic labor markets, and unusual applications of labor economics (to beauty, sleep and suicide). A number of his papers have offered advice to younger and other scholars on etiquette in the economics profession. In 2006 McGraw-Hill Irwin published the second edition of his Economics Is Everywhere, a series of 400 vignettes designed to illustrate the ubiquity of economics in everyday life and how the simple tools in a microeconomics principles class can be used.
- "Daniel S(elim) Hamermesh". Contemporary Authors Online. December 16, 2003. Retrieved on December 20, 2010.
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