Craig Olson, a leading Industrial Relations scholar, passed away on February 18, 2019.

 

Craig Olson, a leading Industrial Relations scholar, passed away on

February 18 after battling chronic illness for many years.  Craig, the

LER Alumni Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations

at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was a long-time friend

of Princeton's Industrial Relations Section who visited the IR Section

from 1990-1992 and again from 2016-2017.  Craig made contributions to

a wide variety of problems in labor economics and industrial

relations, including, among others, the effects of labor unions on

union and nonunion workers, dispute resolution (grievance mechanisms,

strikes, arbitration), compensating differentials, employer-provided

health insurance, and executive compensation.  Craig was a terrific

scholar and great colleague.  He will be missed.