Edward Lazear

Morris A. and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow

Hoover Institution

EDWARD P. LAZEAR, the Morris A. and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1985, is also the Davies Family Professor of Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1992. Lazear taught previously at the University of Chicago’s Economics Department and Graduate School of Business. Lazear was Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and served at the White House, on leave from Stanford, from 2006 to 2009. Lazear is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Society of Labor Economists of which he was president. Lazear is a visiting distinguished fellow of the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago and heads the economics initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he co-chairs the program in personnel economics. He has received both teaching prizes from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Lazear won the IZA Prize in Labor Economics and in 2006, he was awarded the Jacob Mincer Prize given by the Society of Labor Economics for lifetime contributions to the field. He holds four honorary doctorates. Born in 1948, Lazear grew up in Los Altos, California. He received his A.B. and A.M. degrees from the University of California–Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in economics.