Groat and Alpern Awards

ILR announces the recipients of the 2013 Groat and Alpern Awards
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Recipients of the 2013 Groat and Alpern awards have been announced by Harry C. Katz, ILR's Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor.

Alan B. Krueger '83 will be awarded the Groat Award and Jean A. Baderschneider Ph.D. '78 will receive the Alpern Award.

The winners of the annual honors were selected for their contributions to the ILR School and Cornell University, and for their professional successes.

Their accomplishments will be highlighted at ILR's 2013 school celebration on April 4 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Krueger has been chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors since November 2011. He is on leave from Princeton University, where he is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Baderschneider is vice president for global procurement at Exxon Mobil. She is responsible for procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management and warehousing. In 1983, she joined Mobil, before its merger with Exxon. Baderschneider has worked in refining, marketing, exploration and production.

Krueger is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He earned his doctorate in economics at Harvard University.

He won the IZA prize in 2006 and the Susan Eaton Scholar-Practitioner Prize from the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2008.

His public service includes roles as chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1994 to 1995, and as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist at the U.S. Treasury from 2009 to 2010.

Baderschneider was appointed in 2010 to serve on the newly established National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprises.

The council advises the U.S. secretary of commerce and the presidential administration on a broad range of policy issues affecting the minority business community.

Through the Polaris Project and other organizations, Baderschneider is active in efforts to eliminate global human trafficking.