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Lawrence Kahn

IZA, Princeton Featuring Kahn

Economist Lawrence M. Kahn is being featured in productions by leading organizations in economics.

The ILR School’s Braunstein Family Professor and Professor of Economics, Kahn discussed the economics of sport in a video published on the IZA World of Labor news platform. The panelists included Kerry Papps, who received his Ph.D. in economics at Cornell in 2007 and is now at the University of Bradford.

It is part of the IZA research organization based in Germany. It is the leading international network in labor economics.

Kahn is a founder of the academic subfield of sports labor economics. He also studies wage inequality, the gender pay gap, unemployment and labor-market policy

In an episode of "The Work Goes On" podcast, Kahn and Francine Blau, ILR’s Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics, talked with Orley Ashenfelter, the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics at Princeton University. The episode is part of Princeton's Industrial Relations Section podcast series, “The Work Goes On: An Oral History of Industrial Relations and Labor Economics.”

Blau and Kahn have collaborated on research for decades. Their work includes an award-winning book, At Home and Abroad: US Labor Market Performance in International Perspective (New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 2002). In addition, they have written an award-winning paper coauthored with current and former Cornell Ph.D. students Matthew Comey, Amanda Eng, Pamela Meyerhofer, Alexander Willén, “Culture and gender allocation of tasks: source country characteristics and the division of non-market work among US immigrants.” This was published in the Review of Economics of the Household in 2020.

Kahn is a research fellow with four organizations: the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, Germany, the IZA, the Global Labor Organization in Essen, Germany, and the National Centre for Econometric Research in Australia in its Sportometrics Program.

He was chair of the Labor Economics Department at Cornell from 1998 to 1999 and from 2000 to 2005.

Kahn is the first faculty member to hold the professorship established by Doug Braunstein ’83 in 2011.

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