June 2004, Vol. 127, No. 6
The Lawrence R. Klein Award winners
The Lawrence R. Klein Award trustees selected the authors of three Monthly Labor Review articles as winners of the 35th annual Klein Award. The awards were presented at the Bureau of Labor Statistics annual awards ceremony on May 20.
The award for best Review article by BLS authors went to Gary Martin and Vladimir Kats, economists in the Division of Foreign Labor Statistics, for "Families and work in transition in 12 countries, 1980–2001," in the September issue. Winner for the best article by an author outside of BLS went to Charles J. Muhl, an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Illinois, for "Workplace e-mail and Internet use: employees and employers beware," in the February issue. The trustees also selected an article with both an inside and outside author: "Exploring low-wage labor with the National Compensation Survey," in the November/December issue, by Jared Bernstein, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC, and Maury Gittleman, a research economist in the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions.
An honorable mention went to Jonathan Weinhagen, an economist in the Office of Prices and Living Conditions, for "Consumer gasoline prices: an empirical investigation," in the July issue.
List of Klein Award winners, 1970 - 2004 (PDF 15K).
About the Award. The Klein Award was established by Lawrence R. Klein, editor-in-chief of the Monthly Labor Review from 1946 until his retirement in 1968. Instead of accepting a retirement gift, Klein donated it and matched the amount collected to initiate the award. The purpose of the award is to encourage Review articles that exhibit originality of ideas or method of analysis, adhere to principles of scientific inquiry, and are well written. Each winning article carries a cash prize.
Members of the Klein Award board of trustees are Howard Rosen, president; Ronald Kutscher, secretary-treasurer; Jerome Mark; Ellen Sehgal; William G. Barron; Kenneth V. Dalton; and Deborah Klein, ex officio.
Contributions to the fund may be sent to Monthly Labor Review, Klein Award Fund, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC 20212.
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