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Comparative Labor Markets

Jan 2009
Policy Brief
By  John Pencavel
John Pencavel is the Levin Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University and, since that time, has worked at Stanford. He served twice as Chair of the Economics Department at Stanford. He has always been interested in questions of labor supply, labor turnover, wage inequality, labor unionism, and worker-owned and managed firms. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of University College, University of London and Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany. He was Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature from 1986 to 1998. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and to various government bodies on labor market issues. In 2005-06 he was President of the Society of Labor Economists and in 2008 he received the Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to Labor Economics. He jogs, reads fiction and non-fiction, and enjoys his family.