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May 6, 2015 / Sian Moore

Dale Belman receives Princeton’s Bowen Award

WERU visiting professor Dale Belman has just received the Bowen Award for the most important public policy book of 2014 from the Labor Relations Section at Princeton University. He received it jointly with Paul Wolfson for their coauthored book, What Does the Minimum Wage Do?. The selection committee included Alan Krueger and Orley Ashenfelter.

Prof Belman notes that, ‘There is a modest monetary reward which, as my co-author noted, might just, in combination with the initial grant, boost our hourly rate to the minimum wage in the year we started work ($6.55 per hour). We also received book-of-the-month from the Catherwood Library at Cornell in November of last year. No contract has been offered by the better known Book-of-the-Month Club.’

Information about the Bowen Prize can be found at

Catherwood’s review is at


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