Edward Paul Lazear

Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow
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Awards and Honors:
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Econometric Society (elected fellow)
American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
Society of Labor Economists
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Edward P. Lazear is the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Davies Family Professor of Economics at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Lazear served at the White House from 2006 to 2009, where he was chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Before coming to Stanford, he taught at the University of Chicago.

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 four honorary degrees, the most recent from the Copenhagen Business School (2013).

Founding editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and founder of the Society of Labor Economists, he 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. Lazear was the first vice-president and then president of the Society of Labor Economists.

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.

He received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 1994 and the Distinguished Service Award from Stanford University in 2002.

Lazear holds AB and AM degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD from Harvard University.

Lazear's vitae and papers can be accessed through his personal webpage at http://faculty-gsb.stanford.edu/lazear/.

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Lazear co-hosts Squawk Box

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, January 23, 2012

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Analysis and Commentary

The Jobs Picture Is Still Far From Rosy

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 20, 2012

New unemployment claims are down, but the likelihood that an unemployed worker will find a job has not substantially improved...

The Jobs Picture Is Still Far From Rosy

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, January 20, 2012

The typical American judges the state of the economy by the quality of the labor market. If jobs are scarce and wages are flat or falling, decent increases in the gross domestic product or the stock market are almost irrelevant.

Lazear on Jobs Day

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, January 6, 2012

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Lazear on employment picture

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, December 5, 2011

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CNBC interview of Ed Lazear

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ed Lazear discusses Fed policy and current events in Europe.

 

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Analysis and Commentary

The Euro Crisis: Doubting the 'Domino' Effect

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 31, 2011

Preventing a Greek default will not reverse the lackluster growth that has plagued the other vulnerable countries for many years now...

The Euro Crisis: Doubting the ‘Domino’ Effect

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, October 31, 2011

It seems everyone is worried that problems in Europe will derail our fragile recovery. For this reason, markets breathed a sigh of relief when the Europeans came up with a plan to provide yet another reprieve to Greece.

Lazear on Europe and Senate Jobs Bill

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, October 24, 2011

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CNBC interview

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ed Lazear is interviewed on the economy on CNBC's Squawk Box:

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