H. Gregg Lewis Prize
H. Gregg Lewis (1914-1992) was among the founders
of modern labor economics.
As a continuing reminder of his strong interest
in students and in new developments in labor economics, the Journal
of Labor Economics in 1994 established the H. Gregg Lewis Prize, awarded
biennially to the author(s) of the best article published in the Journal during the previous two years.
The prize consists of a $2,500 monetary award and a plaque.
The winner(s) are selected by a committee appointed by the Editor-in-Chief
of the Journal. The prize is awarded during a special session of
the SOLE meetings in even-numbered years.
At a 1993 Memorial, students and colleagues Orley
Ashenfelter, Sherwin Rosen, Richard Freeman, and Marjorie McElroy spoke
about Lewis and his influence. These comments were published in the January
1994 issue of JOLE.