Labor Economics Prize

Blau honored by colleagues
Francine Blau, Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics
Monday, May 8, 2017

Professor Francine Blau ’66 has been awarded the 2017 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics by the Society of Labor Economists.

The award was made Saturday in Raleigh, N. C., as part of the organization’s meetings.

Blau is ILR’s Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and a Cornell professor of Economics.

She has written extensively, often with her husband, Lawrence Kahn, ILR’s Braunstein Family Professor, about gender issues, wage inequality, immigration and international comparisons of labor market outcomes

Blau received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2010 for her "seminal contributions to the economic analysis of labor market inequality."