Francine Blau

Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics at Cornell University

Francine D. Blau is Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor Economics at Cornell University, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute, in Munich, Germany and a Research Fellow of IZA in Bonn, Germany. She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University and her BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

She is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economics and of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and 2001 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession for furthering the status of women in the economics profession. She is a former President of the Society of Labor Economics, the Labor and Employment Relations Association and the Midwest Economics Association, and a former Vice President of the American Economic Association. Her research interests include gender issues, wage inequality, immigration, and international comparisons of labour market outcomes.

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