After the award selection process was delayed due to the COVID pandemic, we are pleased to announce recipients of the 2019 and 2020 awards!!
Richard A. Lester Book Award
Presented to the book making the most original and important contribution toward understanding the problems of industrial relations and the evolution of labor markets.
Frey, Carl Benedikt. The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power In the Age of Automation.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019.
Pedulla, David. Making the Cut: Hiring Decisions, Bias, and the Consequences of Nonstandard, Mismatched, and Precarious Employment. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020.
William G. Bowen Book Award
Presented to the book making the most important contribution toward understanding public policy related to industrial relations and the operation of labor markets.
Guendelsberger, Emily. On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020.
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