Professor Richard Blundell receives award from the Society of Labor Economics
29 June 2020
Richard Blundell is the 2020 recipient of the Jacob Mincer Award for lifetime contributions to the field of labour economics
Richard has also made many fundamental contributions to econometric methodology, including the development of new methods to address endogeneity in censored and limited dependent variable settings, and for estimating dynamic panel data models. In a series of innovative papers spanning over 40 years, Richard has investigated the joint behavior of consumption and labor supply, and emphasized to the profession the insights that can only be gained by examining the two together.
Throughout his career Richard has also focused on the important role that careful economic modeling, combined with cutting edge econometric methods, can play in the analysis of labor market policies such as training and welfare to work programs.
In light of Richard’s long series of important contributions to the theory and practice of applied economics, his generous support and mentoring of young economists, his key roles in the profession and on numerous advisory boards and commissions, he is an outstanding and truly worthy recipient of the Jacob Mincer Award."