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Kevin Hallock

Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies

Kevin Hallock

Educational Background

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995



Kevin F. Hallock is Dean and Professor of Strategy and Business Economics at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and the Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor of Economics and Human Resource Studies and Founding Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University. Previous Cornell positions include the Chair of the University Financial Policy Committee, the Kenneth F. Kahn '69 Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the Donald C. Opatrny '74 Chair of the University-Wide Department of Economics. He has been at Cornell since 2005.

He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

Kevin’s work has covered a variety of topics including executive compensation, compensation design, discrimination, compensation of persons with disabilities, strikes, the gender gap, job loss, the link between labor and financial markets, the valuation of employee stock options, compensation of leaders of for-profits, nonprofits and labor unions, retirement, and quantile regression. His current research is focused on labor markets, executive compensation, and the plan design and mix of employee compensation. His most recent book, Pay, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012 and received the Princeton University Richard A. Lester Prize.

His work has been published in a variety of outlets including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Public Economics, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. Funding for his research has come from various sources, including the American Compensation Association, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is the recipient of the Albert Reese Award for the Best Dissertation in Labor Economics from the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University and the John Dunlop Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

He earned a B.A. in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in1991, a M.A. in Economics from Princeton University in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1995.


  • Economics