Lazear receives honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School

Friday, March 15, 2013
Hoover senior fellow Ed Lazear receives honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Busin
Hoover senior fellow Ed Lazear receives honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Busin

On Friday, March 15, 2013, Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources, Management and Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, received a conferment as an honorary doctor from the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lazear then gave a talk titled An Economist’s Approach to Leadership at the school’s annual celebration.

“Lazear is a founder of a field known as personnel economics. His research centers on employee incentives, promotions, compensation, and productivity in firms. He also has devoted study to culture and language, with an emphasis on explaining the rise in multiculturalism in the United States. Recent work includes an already widely known theory of educational production. His current research is on entrepreneurship, leadership, and its relation to personnel economics.” (CBS)

Founding editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and founder of the Society of Labor Economists, Lazear is also an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Econometric Society, and the Society of Labor Economists. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Testing and Assessment. He was chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House (2006-9).

Lazear has received numerous honors and prizes: among them, the 1998 Leo Melamed Biennial Prize for the best research by a business school professor, the 2004 Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics from the Institute for the Study of Labor, and the 2006 Jacob Mincer Prize for lifetime achievement in the field of labor economics. He holds three additional honorary degrees.

Lazear has written or edited a dozen books including Personnel Economics (MIT Press, 1995), which expands on his 1993 Wicksell Lectures. He has published more than one hundred papers in leading professional journals.

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