Daniel Hamermesh

Daniel S. Hamermesh is Sue Killam Professor in the Foundation of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and Professor of Labor Economics at Maastricht University. His research, published in nearly 100 refereed papers in scholarly journals, has concentrated on time use, labour demand, social programmes, academic labour markets and unusual applications of labour economics (to beauty, sleep and suicide). His most recent book is Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful. He is also a regular contributor to the Freakonomics blog.