Orley Ashenfelter was recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s oldest scholarly organization.

Orley Ashenfelter, the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, and Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, were inducted into APS’ social sciences class. Ashenfelter earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton, while Case earned her master in public affairs and Ph.D. in economics from the University.

Orley Ashenfelter - The Big Mac Index at the 12th annual Trento Economics Festival

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Economists have developed methods so that the wages received in the different countries can be compared readily.


We are pleased to announce that Leah Platt Boustan will join the faculty as Professor of Economics and Faculty Associate in the Industrial Relations Section.

Leah was an undergraduate student in Economics at Princeton (class of 2000), and she joins us from the Economics Department at UCLA.   Leah's interests lie at the intersection between economic history, labor economics and urban economics. Leah’s research focuses on the Great Black Migration from the rural south during and after World War II and the mass migration from Europe to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


William G. Bowen, 17th president of Princeton University, dies at age 83

William G. Bowen, president of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988 and a leader in higher education for more than half a century, died Thursday, Oct. 20, at his home in Princeton. He was 83.

His ties with Princeton and the Industrial Relations Section began in 1955, when he enrolled as a graduate student in economics. Bill was a faculty associate in the IR Section from 1958-1965, and Director of the Section from 1962-63.

Alan Krueger Named 2017 Moynihan Prize Recipient

The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) is pleased to announce economist and Princeton Professor Alan Krueger as the winner of the 2017 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize.



Neel Sukhatme, IR Section alumnus, was interviewed on Germany’s “Tagesschau” regarding the Trump Administration's recent executive order on Dodd-Frank.

Tagesschau (literally "Day's Show", or loosely "(Re)view of the Day) is both the oldest and the most watched news program on German television.

 In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) enhanced the CFTC’s regulatory authority to oversee the more than $400 trillion swaps market.

See Neel’s interview here in German:


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