Magne Mogstad, the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and Director of BFI’s Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets, is the recipient of the 2017 IZA Young Labor Economist Award. The award was conferred formally on January 5, 2018 at the annual Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meeting.
The selection committee was comprised of Daniel Hamermesh, the IZA Network Coordinator, and five economists: Francine Blau, Richard Blundell, George Borjas, David Card and Shelly Lundberg.
The IZA Young Labor Economist Award, which carries a stipend of 6,000 euros, was previously presented annually from 2006-2015 for the best journal publication by a young labor economist. Starting in 2017, the IZA Institute of Labor Economics will give the award biennially to an aspiring labor market researcher below age 45 to support and stimulate top research.