Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Profile: Richard B. Freeman

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

NBER Profile: Richard B. Freeman

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Richard B. Freeman directs the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University, serves as Faculty Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and directs (with Daniel Goroff) the NBER/Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Project. In addition, Freeman is visiting professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance.

Freeman received his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the American Association of Advancement of Science and of Sigma Xi, and has served on five panels of the National Academy of Sciences, including the Committee on National Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists. He received the Mincer Lifetime Achievement Prize from the Society of Labor Economics in 2006; he was awarded the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2007.

Freeman has published over 300 articles on a wide range of topics including: the job market for scientists and engineers; the growth and decline of unions; the effects of immigration and trade on inequality; restructuring European welfare states; Chinese labor markets; transitional economies; youth labor market problems; crime; self-organizing non-unions in the labor market; employee involvement programs; and income distribution and equity in the marketplace. …

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