IZA Fellow Robert LaLonde (1958-2018)


Robert J. LaLonde

We regret to announce that Professor Robert LaLonde, IZA Research Fellow since 2001, passed away on January 17, 2018, after a long illness. Except for three years on the Michigan State University faculty, Bob spent his entire professional career, since receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1985, at the University of Chicago, his undergraduate alma mater.

He is most well-known for his research on the evaluation of training programs and the measurement of the impact of labor market shocks, including worker displacement and immigration, and for the affection and respect that he inspired among his students and colleagues.

The far-reaching influence of his work has been chronicled over the years by academic journals, and most recently, in a series of essays published in his honor by the Journal of Labor Economics.

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