Henry Farber

Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton University
Louis A. Simpson International Bldg., Room 259, Princeton, NJ, 08544-2098


Henry Farber is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics and an Associate of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. Professor Farber graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., 1972) the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, (M.S., 1974) and Princeton University (Ph.D., 1977). In addition to his faculty position at Princeton, Farber is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).  He is also a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Society of Labor Economists, and the Labor and Employment Relations Association.  Farber has served as President of the Society of Labor Economists (2016-2017), and he received the Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics from the Society of Labor Economists in 2018.    Before joining the Princeton faculty in 1991, Farber was Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977-1991).  Farber's current research interests include unemployment, liquidity constraints and labor supply, labor unions, worker mobility, wage dynamics, and analysis of the litigation process.