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Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Pedro N. Teixeira


This book presents the work of one of the most important economists of the second half of the 20th century, Jacob Mincer. Mincer played a central role in shaping contemporary labor economics, namely through his pioneering work in human capital and labor supply analysis. The book presents a systematic analysis of all his extensive published work, emphasizing its continuity as a lifetime research program that had a lasting influence in modern labor economics. The analysis also highlights his main theoretical and methodological traits that make his research so unique.

Keywords: labor, human capital, education, training, inequality, economist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211319
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pedro N. Teixeira, author
Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Porto