Tuck Researcher Wins Princeton University Book Award

Paul Wolfson, a senior statistical research associate at Tuck, and his co-author were awarded the William G. Bowen Award for the Outstanding Book on Labor and Public Policy.

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Paul Wolfson, a senior statistical research associate at the Tuck School of Business, and co-author Dale Belman of Michigan State University, were awarded the William G. Bowen Award for the Outstanding Book on Labor and Public Policy for their 2014 book, “What Does the Minimum Wage Do?”

Princeton University confers the award, which honors the book that has made the most important contribution toward understanding public policy related to industrial relations and the operation of labor markets.

Based on a meta-analysis of more than 200 scholarly publications, “What Does the Minimum Wage Do?” presents a comprehensive, analytical, and unbiased assessment of the effects of minimum wage increases. It was published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Belman is a professor at Michigan State University’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations & Department of Economics.