October 15, 2004
Presentation [PDF 363KB]
Professor Orley Ashenfelter is one of the most influential labor economists of our times, Ashenfelter also specializes in econometrics, and law and economics. He is the Director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University and has been Director of the Office of Evaluation of the U.S. Dept. of Labor and a Guggenheim Fellow. He is a recipient of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Society of Labor Economists, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economics, and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is editor of the Handbook of Labor Economics and the American Law and Economics Review and a previous editor of the American Economic Review. His current research includes the evaluation of the effect of schooling on earnings, the cross-country measurement of wage rates, and many other issues related to the economics of labor markets.