New Honorary Doctor is expert in HRM and personnel economies
Edward P. Lazear is Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is a founder of a field known as personnel economics, where his research concentrates on employee incentives, promotions, compensation, and productivity in firms.
Furthermore, he has devoted a majority of his studies to culture and language, with an emphasis on explaining the rise in multiculturalism in the United States. Recent work includes an already widely known theory of educational production. His current research is on entrepreneurship, leadership, and its relation to personnel economics.
Edward P. Lazear has also published several books including the influential tome Personnel Economics and numerous journal articles in top journals. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lazear holds a number of honorary degrees and served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House (2006-2009). In his position as the chief economic advisor to the President, he advised on a broad range of matters involving both the macro- and microeconomic issues.
Edward P. Lazear has inspired many colleagues at CBS and has close ties to the Department of Economics