Students at ICS

Institute for Compensation Studies, ICS, Cornell ILR, Students

The Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) offers students from across Cornell University an interdisciplinary research, classroom, and internship community focused on probing and analyzing the full spectrum of issues and challenges surrounding monetary and non-monetary rewards from work.

Student Research Activities

In addition to the many courses offered at Cornell in New York City and in Ithaca, the Institute engages a number of students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in research projects with ICS faculty and staff. These students include undergraduates, professional masters students and Ph.D. students.

Current Projects

Student Degree Program Research Project
Ben Drain ILR '22 Professional Athlete Contracts and Performance
Grace Shepard A&S '20 Cornell Criminal Records Panel Study
Juliana Rich ILR '21
Justin Wang A&S '22 Illinois Historical Salary Census
Leah Tilson ILR '22


Past Projects

Student Degree Program Research Project
Alysse Merilla ILR '20 What Is It Worth to Manage People
Chelsea Pan ILR '21 Salary History Question Ban
Junhyuk Oh MILR '20 Pay Dispersion and Leadership
Nicholas Saleh MILR '19 Role of Regulations on the Disability Employment Gap
Sarah Barry ILR '20 Illinois Historical Salary Census
Kelly Bender ILR '19 Compensation Analysis of Town Government Salaries in New York State
Joonyoung Kim MILR '18 Examining the Take-Home Gender Pay Gap: An Analysis Across and Within Firms
Juliette Raymond ILR '21 Generational Differences in Expectations of Workplace Accommodations
Sophia Sun ILR '21 Compensation Among Persons Involved in the Criminal Justice System
Veronika Koziel ILR '19 Examining Micro-credentials in the Workplace
Lexi McCool ILR '19 CEO Pay and Income Inequality
Adam Shumway Ph.D. Student University President Pay
Jose Andres Montes ILR '19 Illinois Historical Salary Census
Lev Lascu ILR '19 Compensation of Persons Involved in the Criminal Justice System
Destin Royer A&S '18 The Effects of E-Commerce Utilization on Wage Distribution and Employment in the Retail Sector
Theresa Ra A&S '17 Executive Compensation, Incentives and Performance. Technology and Employment / Employment Situation
Soo In Kim MILR '16 TSR and Superstar Pay
Yifei Li MILR '16 Motivating Innovation with Performance Pay
Hanna Blunden ILR '16 Pet-Friendly Workplace
Christine Gabrellian ILR '15 Judicial Salaries
Crystal Lee MILR '15 Superstar Pay
Nicolas Lozano ILR '16 Illinois Salary Survey
Kristen Lovely ILR '18 Green Infrastructure Project
Michael Major ILR '17 Compensation in Nonprofits
Shu Miao MILR '16 Superstar Pay
Valeria San Juan CALS '16 Green Infrastructure Project
Carly Villa ILR '17 Historical Forestry Salary Survey
Wenhai Yang A&S '15 Mental Health and the Labor Market