2009 Mincer Awards

Presented May 9, 2009 at the 14th Annual Meetings to


Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin is Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. She is already a fellow of the Society, and SOLE is pleased to announce her selection as a joint recipient of the Mincer Award for 2009. Goldin is known for her command of the economic history of the labor market, and especially for her work relating to the history of issues related to gender and family in the labor market. Her prize winning book, Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women, provides a sweeping overview of her scholarship in the field. She has been President of the Economic History Association, and she is the author of dozens of papers in labor economics and economic history.


Yoram Weiss

Yoram Weiss holds the Daniel and Grace Ross Chair in Labor Economics at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics of Tel Aviv University. He is a former President of SOLE, which is pleased to announce his selection as a joint recipient of the Jacob Mincer Award for 2009. Weiss is one of the original, pioneering contributors to the study of the economics of the family and the role of gender in it. His paper (with Robert Willis), “Children as Collective Goods and Divorce Settlements,” in the Society’s Journal of Labor Economics (1985) began a research agenda he continues to follow to this day. He served as an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics for over a decade, and he has been active for more than two decades in his involvement with advisory panels to the Israeli government on issues related to wages, work, and the family.


2009 Committee:

Daron Acemoglu
Orley Ashenfelter
Alison Booth
David Card, Chair
Costas Meghir
Kathryn Shaw
Jeff Smith