Daniel S. Hamermesh
Chief Coordinator of the IZA Network and Editor in Chief IZA World of Labor

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Hamermesh Daniel S. Hamermesh is Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London, and Sue Killam Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin and. His A.B. is from the University of Chicago (1965), his Ph.D. from Yale (1969). He taught from 1969-73 at Princeton, from 1973-93 at Michigan State, from 2009-12 at Maastricht University, and has held visiting professorships in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and was President of the Society of Labor Economists in 2001. In 2013 that Society gave him the Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions; he was awarded the IZA Labor Prize; and he received the John R. Commons Award from Omicron Delta Epsilon.

He authored Labor Demand, The Economics of Work and Pay, Economics Is Everywhere, Beauty Pays, and a wide array of articles in labor economics in the leading general and specialized economics journals.

His research concentrates on time use, labor demand, discrimination, social insurance programs (particularly unemployment insurance), and unusual applications of labor economics (to suicide, sleep and beauty).

He joined IZA as a research fellow in July 1998. From December 2001 until July 2008, he was IZA Program Director for the institute's research program "The Future of Labor." He served as IZA Director of Research from August 2008 until January 2009.
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IZA World of Labor article: Do labor costs affect companies' demand for labor?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10404  Garry F. Barrett
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Labor Supply Elasticities: Overcoming Nonclassical Measurement Error Using More Accurate Hours Data
10403  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Replication in Labor Economics: Evidence from Data, and What It Suggests
9593  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Citations in Economics: Measurement, Uses and Impacts
(forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Literature, 2017)
9095  Michael C. Burda
Katie R. Genadek
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Not Working at Work: Loafing, Unemployment and Labor Productivity
8828  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Age, Cohort and Co-Authorship
8793  Hielke Buddelmeyer
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Mark Wooden
The Stress Cost of Children
8423  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Elena G. F. Stancanelli
Long Workweeks and Strange Hours
(published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68 (5), 1007-1018 [journal version])
8077  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Daiji Kawaguchi
Jungmin Lee
Does Labor Legislation Benefit Workers? Well-Being after an Hours Reduction
7380  Jan Feld
Nicolas Salamanca
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Endophilia or Exophobia: Beyond Discrimination
(published in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126 (594), 1503-1527)
7070  Michael C. Burda
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Jay Stewart
Cyclical Variation in Labor Hours and Productivity Using the ATUS
(published in: American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 99-104)
6700  Daiji Kawaguchi
Jungmin Lee
Daniel S. Hamermesh
A Gift of Time
(published in: Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 205-216)
6579  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Tall or Taller, Pretty or Prettier: Is Discrimination Absolute or Relative?
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2012, 1:2 [journal version])
6445  Jeff E. Biddle
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Wage Discrimination over the Business Cycle
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2013, 2:7 [journal version])
6199  Jungmin Lee
Daiji Kawaguchi
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Aggregate Impacts of a Gift of Time
(published in: American Economic Review, 2012, 102(3), 612-616)
5945  Jeff E. Biddle
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Cycles of Wage Discrimination
(published as 'Wage discrimination over the business cycle' in: IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 2013, 2:7 [journal version])
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Jason Abrevaya
"Beauty Is the Promise of Happiness"?
(published in: European Economic Review, 2013, 64, 351-368)
5010  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Stephen Trejo
How Do Immigrants Spend Their Time? The Process of Assimilation
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26 (2), 507-530)
4921  Jason Abrevaya
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Charity and Favoritism in the Field: Are Female Economists Nicer (To Each Other)?
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 94 (1), 202-207)
4610  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Gerard A. Pfann
Markets for Reputation: Evidence on Quality and Quantity in Academe
(published as 'Reputation and Earnings: The Roles of Quality and Quantity in Academe' in: Economic Inquiry, 2012, 50 (1), 1 - 16)
4378  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Grazing, Goods and Girth: Determinants and Effects
(published as "Incentives, time use and BMI: The roles of eating, grazing and goods" in: Economics and Human Biology, 2010, 8 (1), 2-15)
3955  Michael C. Burda
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Unemployment, Market Work and Household Production
(published in: Economics Letters, 2010, 107 (2), 131-133)
3899  Christopher A. Parsons
Johan Sulaeman
Michael C. Yates
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Strike Three: Umpires' Demand for Discrimination
(published in: American Economic Review, 2011, 101 (4), 1410-1435)
3885  Ana Rute Cardoso
Daniel S. Hamermesh
José Varejão
The Timing of Labor Demand
(published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 105/106, 15-34)
2767  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Reuben Gronau
The Demand for Variety: A Household Production Perspective
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008, 90 (3), 562-572)
2760  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Replication in Economics
(published in: Canadian Journal of Economics, 2007, 40 (3), 715-733)
2705  Michael C. Burda
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Philippe Weil
Total Work, Gender and Social Norms
(published online as 'Total Work and Gender: Facts and Possible Explanations' in: Journal of Population Economics, 2013, 26(1), 239-261)
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Fun with Matched Firm-Employee Data: Progress and Road Maps
(published in: Labour Economics, 2008, 15 (4), 663-673)
2270  Michael C. Burda
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Philippe Weil
The Distribution of Total Work in the EU and US
(published in: Tito Boeri, Michael Burda, Francis Kramarz (eds.), Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Americans Crazy? Are Europeans Lazy? Oxford Univ. Press, 2008)
2060  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Caitlin Knowles Myers
Mark L. Pocock
Cues for Coordination: Light, Longitude and Letterman
(published as 'Cues for Timing and Coordination: Latitude, Letterman and Longitude' in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2008, 26 (2), 223-246)
2030  Daniel S. Hamermesh
The Time and Timing Costs of Market Work, and their Implications for Retirement
(published as 'A Structural Model of the Fixed Time Costs of Market Work' (with Stephen G. Donald) in: Economics Letters, 2009, 104 (3), 125-128)
1965  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Time to Eat: Household Production under Increasing Income Inequality
(published in: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2007, 89 (4), 852-863; excerpts also publishd in Economics Letters, 2008, 98 (1), 31-34)
1815  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Jungmin Lee
Stressed Out on Four Continents: Time Crunch or Yuppie Kvetch?
(published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89 (2), 374-383)
1680  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Joel Slemrod
The Economics of Workaholism: We Should Not Have Worked on This Paper
(published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy, 2008, 8 (1), Article 3)
1580  Daniel S. Hamermesh
The Value of Peripatetic Economists: A Sesqui-Difference Evaluation of Bob Gregory
(published in: Economic Record, 2006, 82 (257), 138-149)
308  Gerard A. Pfann
Daniel S. Hamermesh
Two-Sided Learning, Labor Turnover and Worker Displacement
(published as 'Two-Sided Learning with Applications to Labor Turnover and Worker Displacement' in: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, 2008, 228 (5-6), 423 - 445)
173  Daniel S. Hamermesh
Timing, Togetherness and Time Windfalls
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2002, 15 (4), 601-623)
42  Daniel S. Hamermesh
The Changing Distribution of Job Satisfaction
(published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2001, 36 (1), 1-30)