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[IWS] KEVIN HALLOCK named NEW DEAN at ILR SCHOOL, CORNELL UNIVERSITY [20 January 2015]
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Press Release 20 January 2015
Compensation expert Kevin Hallock named dean of ILR School
Professor Kevin F. Hallock has been named the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell President David J. Skorton announced today. Hallock will begin his five-year term Feb. 1.
A member of the faculty since 2005, Hallock is the Donald C. Opatrny ’74 Chair of Cornell’s Department of Economics and ILR’s Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor. He also is the founding director of ILR’s Institute for Compensation Studies.
“As ILR celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, Kevin is the perfect individual to lead the school into an even more successful, productive future,” said Skorton. “He brings a wealth of administrative experience to his new role, along with his perspective as a distinguished faculty researcher and internationally recognized scholar.”
Hallock will serve as the 11th dean of the school. He succeeds Harry Katz, who served as ILR dean for nine years and who was slated to step down this June before being appointed interim provost in November; Associate Dean Robert Smith has been serving as interim dean. David Easley will serve as interim chair of the Department of Economics.
“I am delighted that Kevin will be serving ILR as its next dean,” said Katz. “He is a proven leader who has led the universitywide Department of Economics in helping recruit a group of talented faculty members. The future of ILR is bright, and Kevin will bring an energy that makes it even brighter.”
”I am humbled and so pleased to serve as the next dean of the ILR School,” said Hallock. “ILR is a remarkable institution and embodies the very best emphasis on teaching, research and outreach that are all hallmarks of this great university. I look forward to working with our extraordinary students, staff, faculty and alumni in advancing the world of work, and am enthusiastic to get to work as dean.”
Hallock teaches in the Department of Economics and Department of Human Resource Studies. He is a member of the Provost’s Resource Planning Group and the Campus Committee on Mental Health and Welfare. He previously chaired Cornell’s Financial Policy Committee.
His current research is focused on compensation design and labor markets, executive compensation, the valuation of stock options, job loss and the mix of employee compensation. Funding for his research has come from 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.
Hallock has written extensively on compensation in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. His most recent book, “Pay,” published by Cambridge University Press, won the Richard A. Lester Award from Princeton University in 2012.
Hallock has been published in outlets such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He was awarded the John Dunlop Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association in 2004.
He has served on the board of directors of WorldatWork and as a member of the Compensation Committee at Guthrie Health. In 2013 he was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. Since 2003 he has been a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Hallock, 45, earned a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1995 and a B.A. in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1991. He taught at the University of Illinois from 1995-2005.
He and his wife, Tina, have two children and live in Ithaca.
Donald C. Opatrny ’74 Chair of the Department of Economics
Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor
Professor of Economics and of HR Studies
Director, Institute for Compensation Studies
Kevin is the Donald C. Opatrny ’74 Chair of the Department of Economics, 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. He was previously Chair of Cornell’s Financial Policy Committee and currently serves as a member of the Campus Committee on Mental Health and Welfare. He has been at Cornell since 2005.
He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and on the Board of Directors of Society of Certified Professionals at WorldatWork. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
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.
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. He 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. He has co-edited four volumes on Labor Economics and two volumes on Executive Compensation. 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 previously served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and Economics Bulletin. He is currently on the editorial board of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and is on the advisory boards of the Journal of People and Organizational Effectiveness and Compensation and Benefits Review.
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.
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