This volume contains essays by or about Jacob Mincer who is a founding father of modern empirical labor economics. This personal collection not only examines Mincer's research, it also assesses the impact of his work on the careers of several important economists and includes portions of Mincer's correspondence with those scholars. Contributors to this volume include Gary Becker and James Heckman, each of whom is a Nobel Laureate and former Mincer collaborator.
Jacob Mincer in Perspective.- Some Brief Remarks on the Life and Work of Jacob Mincer.- An Interview with Jacob Mincer.- Acceptance Speech Upon Receiving the First Iza Prize November 24th 2002 in New York.- Columbia's Labor Workshop in the 1960s.- Working with Jacob Mincer: Reminiscences of Columbia's Labor Workshop.- Labor Economics Mincer-Style: A Personal Reflection.- Remarks Following the Final Session of the Conference in his Honor, Held at Columbia University on July 15, 2002.- The New Home Economics at Columbia and Chicago.- Jacob Mincer on Technology.- Technology and the Labor Market.- Jacob Mincer and Human Capital: New Perspectives.- Proving Mincer Right: Mincer's Overtaking Point and the Lifecycle Earnings Distribution.- Jacob Mincer, Experience and the Distribution of Earnings.- The "Mincer Equation" Thirty Years After Schooling, Experience, and Earnings.- Mincer and the New Home Economics.- Jacob Mincer and Labor Supply - Before and Aftermath.- Household Production and Health.- Household Production and Children.
Contributors to this volume include Gary Becker and James Heckman, each of whom is a Nobel Laureate and former Mincer collaborator