April 14, 2013
Economics Bicentennial Lecture
Francine D. Blau is Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and professor of Economics at Cornell University. She is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a research fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany, and of the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute in Munich, Germany, and a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Germany.
She received her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and her B.S. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Blau has served as president of the Society of Labor Economists and the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), vice president of the American Economic Association (AEA), president of the Midwest Economics Association, and chair of the AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association. In 2010, she received the IZA Prize for outstanding academic achievement in the field of labor economics; she was the first woman to receive this prestigious award. In 2001, she received the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession for furthering the status of women in the economics profession.
Monday, April 15, 4pm, Diamond 122