Patrick Kline (University of California, Berkeley) has been selected as the winner of the 2021 IZA Young Labor Economist Award for his research on empirical methodology in labor economics and on the determination of wages. This biennial prize is awarded to outstanding labor economists whose Ph.D. was received fewer than 15 years ago.
“The Award typifies the interaction of economic ideas with the development of proper tools to frame their measurement,” said Daniel Hamermesh, who chairs the IZA Prize Committee. This year’s committee selecting the awardee consisted of Joseph Altonji (Yale), Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Richard Blundell (UCL), George Borjas (Harvard), Pierre Cahuc (Sciences Po), and Claudia Goldin (Harvard).
The Award contains a small monetary prize, which will be conferred during the IZA Reception at the ASSA Meetings on January 7-9, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts.