Ashenfelter wins medal from Czech academy

Princeton economist Orley Ashenfelter has been given the Karel Engliš Medal for Merit in the Social and Economic Sciences, awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Ashenfelter, the Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, was presented with the medal at an awards ceremony in Prague earlier this year.

A faculty member at Princeton since 1968, Ashenfelter is one of the leading figures in labor economics. For more than 30 years, he has been a pioneer in devising inventive experimental methods to answer key questions about labor markets and other areas of economics. He has received numerous honors for his work, including the Society of Labor Economists' Jacob Mincer Prize for lifetime achievements and the prestigious IZA Prize in Labor Economics from Germany's Institute for the Study of Labor.