The Clarence J. Hicks Memorial Fellowship in Industrial Relations was founded in 1946 by the trustees of The Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc., and derived from the gifts of individuals and corporations in recognition of the vision and leadership of Clarence J. Hicks in promoting better teaching, research, and practice in the profession of industrial relations.
The Richard A. Lester Fellowship was established in 2007 to honor Dr. Lester, who helped to establish Princeton as a leading center in the field of labor economics. This generous gift from the Lester family has assisted promising graduate students in their pursuit of research.
The William G. Bowen award is presented to the book making the most important contribution toward understanding public policy related to industrial relations and the operation of labor markets.
The Richard A. Lester award is presented to the book making the most original and important contribution toward understanding the problems of industrial relations, labor market policies, and the evolution of labor markets.
A festshrift to honor Robert LaLonde (GS ’85) sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton, and assisted by Berkeley Economics, University of California, was given April 17-18, 2015 in Chicago.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Economics, Finance and Management category was awarded to Richard Blundell and David Card for “their contributions to empirical microeconomics,” in the words of the jury’s citation. “Motivated by important empirical questions, they developed and estimated appropriate econometric models, making significant methodological contributions in the process.
Professor Svejnar will receive the IZA Prize, widely regarded as the most prestigious science award in the field of labor economics, for his major contributions to comparative economics in general and the economics of transition in particular. The award ceremony will be held during the annual IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development in Bonn, Germany, June 4-6, 2015.