Wilmers Wins John T. Dunlop Scholar Award

Credit: Mimi Phan
Nathan Wilmers
Credit: Mimi Phan

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 QuarterlyAmerican Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsAmerican Sociological ReviewAmerican Journal of SociologyILR ReviewJournal of Labor EconomicsPNAS, and Social Forces and has received media coverage in The EconomistThe Washington PostBBCNature: Human BehaviorThe Wall Street JournalTimeNasdaq.comFox BusinessHarvard Business ReviewThe NationBoston Business JournalNPRBusiness InsiderThe HillThe Boston GlobeNBC NewsFinancial Times, and CNBC.

Wilmers will receive the award in June at the LERA 75th Annual Meeting in Detroit.