Daniel S. Hamermesh
University of Texas at Austin and Royal Holloway University of London
Daniel S. Hamermesh is Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London. His A.B. is from the University of Chicago (1965), his Ph.D. from Yale (1969). He taught from 1969-73 at Princeton, from 1973-93 at Michigan State, and at Texas sine then.. He has held visiting professorships at universities in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and lectured at over 225 universities in 47 states and 32 foreign countries. His research, published in nearly 100 refereed papers in scholarly journals, has concentrated on time use, labor demand, discrimination, academic labor markets and unusual applications of labor economics (to beauty, sleep and suicide).
Hamermesh is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), and Past President of the Society of Labor Economists and of the Midwest Economics Association. His magnum opus, Labor Demand, was published by Princeton University Press in 1993. The same press published his book Beauty Pays, in 2011. In 2012 Worth Publishers published the fourth edition of his Economics Is Everywhere, a series of 400 vignettes designed to illustrate the ubiquity of economics in everyday life and how the simple tools in a microeconomics principles class can be used. Current vignettes are included on the Freakonomics blog. His undergraduate teaching, particularly of large classes in introductory economics, has gained him several University-wide teaching awards.