Nathan Wilmers, Sarofim Family Career Development Associate Professor and Associate Professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT Sloan, is one of the winners of the LERA (Labor and Employment Relations Association) 2023 John T. Dunlop Scholar Award. This award recognizes outstanding academic research contributions that address industrial relations and employment problems of national significance, among early career scholars who received their PhD within the past 10 years.
Wilmers, who received his PhD in Sociology from Harvard University in 2018, is a core member of the faculty of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER). His research interests include wage and earnings inequality, economic sociology, and the sociology of labor. Wilmers’ research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, ILR Review, Journal of Labor Economics, PNAS, and Social Forces and has received media coverage in The Economist, The Washington Post, BBC, Nature: Human Behavior, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Nasdaq.com, Fox Business, Harvard Business Review, The Nation, Boston Business Journal, NPR, Business Insider, The Hill, The Boston Globe, NBC News, Financial Times, and CNBC.
Wilmers will receive the award in June at the LERA 75th Annual Meeting in Detroit.