Princeton Economics Professor Leah Boustan has been award the 2019 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. The biennial prize is awarded to outstanding labor economists whose Ph.D. was received fewer than 15 years ago. Professor Boustan received the award for her historical research on immigration.
“The Award thus typifies the tremendous breadth of what is classifiable as labor economics,” said 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).