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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President Obama, is a 'Substandard' Health Plan Really Substandard?

by Edward Paul Lazearvia FoxNews.com
Friday, November 8, 2013

Unfortunately, President Obama’s definition of “substandard” health plans is likely to work in the wrong direction by disqualifying plans that induce health consumers to behave more efficiently.

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Lazear on Santelli Exchange: “our debt is still growing at a pretty rapid pace”

by Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC - Squawk on the Street
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Edward Lazear discusses the national debt on CNBC’s Santelli Exchange. Topics include the sequester; how the nation’s debt under the Obama administration compares to historical levels; spending control and entitlements; and avoiding a future government shutdown.

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Lazear on Cavuto: “closing budget gaps by raising taxes has not been a successful strategy”

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Cavuto (Fox Business)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Edward Paul Lazear discusses the negative repercussions of tax increases on the economy on Fox Business’s Cavuto.

Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover I

Lazear on The Kudlow Report: “this is not a pretty picture”

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hoover senior fellow Edward P. Lazear discusses the most recent jobs report on The Kudlow Report (CNBC).

Analysis and Commentary

How 'Debt Ceilings' Increase Debt

by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The recent wrangling in Washington over the debt ceiling, with both sides promising to return to battle early next year, never got around to considering this proposition: Maybe debt ceilings are a bad idea, because they may lead to increased spending.


The Value of an Immigrant

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 18, 2013

Until we clear up what we want from immigrants, we’ll never clear up immigration policy.

Analysis and Commentary

No Tapering Soon if the Fed Looks at Labor

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 30, 2013

The Federal Reserve's Sept. 18 decision to stay the course on its asset purchases surprised and confused many market participants, who felt the central bank had sent contradictory signals about its intentions.

Analysis and Commentary

High Unemployment Makes Productivity A Job Destroyer

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, September 19, 2013

New research shows, workers have suffered because high unemployment has turned productivity increases into a substitute for job growth rather than a complement to it.

Analysis and Commentary

Bush Ended Financial Crisis Before Obama Took Office -- Three Important Truths About 2008

by Edward Paul Lazear, Keith Hennesseyvia FoxNews.com
Monday, September 16, 2013

It was President Bush’s task to stop the financial panic that was occurring in the autumn of 2008. He and his administration succeeded.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Really Fixed The Financial Crisis?

by Edward Paul Lazear, Keith Hennesseyvia Politico
Sunday, September 15, 2013

This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, providing an opportunity to recount the history of the financial crisis, look back at what really caused it, and consider policy ramifications that remain relevant today. Even five years later, a host of misconceptions about the crisis — ranging from why it began to...

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