Cornell University

Kevin Hallock : Biography

Kevin F. Hallock
Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor, Cornell University


KevinHallockKevin F. Hallock is The Donald C. Opatrny '74 Chair of the Department of Economics, Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor, Professor of Economics and of Human Resource Studies and Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell University. He is also Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, on the Board of Directors of WorldatWork and Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at the Conference Board.

His current research is focused on the intersection of compensation design and labor markets, executive compensation, the valuation of stock options, and the plan design and mix of employee compensation. He has written extensively on executive compensation in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. His most recent book is Pay: Why People Earn What They Earn and What You Can Do Now to Make More, forthcoming by Cambridge University Press. Professor Hallock has been published in a variety of outlets including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Corporate Finance, 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 Intel Corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Kevin's work has been discussed in various national and business publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Barron's, Business Week, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. He has received teaching awards from the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations and from the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois, where he taught previously. 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 Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. At Cornell, Professor Hallock teaches a course on compensation.

He 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, 1991.