IZA Young Labor Economist Award goes to Leah Boustan and Philipp Kircher

Outstanding research on different facets of labor economics

We are pleased to announce the 2019 IZA Young Labor Economist Award.

This biennial prize is awarded to outstanding labor economists whose Ph.D. was received fewer than 15 years ago. The 2019 Award goes to Leah Platt Boustan (Princeton University) for her historical research on immigration, and to Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh and European University Institute) for his work on search, sorting and matching in labor markets.

The Award thus typifies the tremendous breadth of what is classifiable as labor economics”

Daniel Hamermesh, who chairs the IZA Prize Committee

This year’s committee choosing the Awardees further consisted of Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Richard Blundell (UCL), George Borjas (Harvard), Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po), Chinhui Juhn (Houston) and Shelly Lundberg (UC-Santa Barbara).

The Award contains a small monetary prize, which will be conferred during the IZA Reception at the ASSA Meetings on January 3, 2020, in San Diego, California.