Daniel S. Hamermesh

Daniel S. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundation of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Labor Economics, Maastricht University. He has also taught Princeton University and Michigan State. He has held visiting professorships at universities in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and lectured at over 200 universities in 46 states and 27 foreign countries. His research, published in nearly 100 refereed papers in scholarly journals, has concentrated on time use, labor demand, social programs, academic labor markets, and unusual applications of labor economics (to beauty, sleep, and suicide).

Professor Hamermesh is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), and Past President of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. His magnum opus, “Labor Demand,” was published by Princeton University Press in 1993. In 2009, Worth Publishers printed the third edition of his Economics Is Everywhere, a series of 400 vignettes designed to illustrate the ubiquity of economics in everyday life, and how the simple tools in a microeconomics principles class can be used. His undergraduate teaching has gained him several university-wide teaching awards.

Professor Hamermesh holds a PhD in economics from Yale University and an AB from the University of Chicago.

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