Professor Francine D. Blau is Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics at Cornell University and a Research Associate of the NEBR. Francine Blau has written extensively on gender issues, wage inequality, immigration, and international comparisons of labor market outcomes. She is the author of ‘Equal Pay in the Office and Gender, Inequality, and Wages’, and, with Lawrence Kahn, of ‘At Home and Abroad: U.S. Labor Market Performance in International Perspective’, which was recipient of the Richard A. Lester Prize for the outstanding book in labor economics and industrial relations. She is co-editor of The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration; The Declining Significance of Gender?; and Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace. She is also coauthor, with Anne Winkler, of ‘The Economics of Women, Men, and Work’ currently in its 8th edition. In 2010, she received the IZA Prize for outstanding achievement in labor economics, the first woman to receive this prestigious award, and was awarded the 2017 Jacob Mincer Award by the Society of Labor Economists in recognition of lifetime of contributions to the field of labor economics. She is also the 2001 recipient of the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from CSWEP for furthering the status of women in the economics profession. In 2017, she was awarded the Groat Alumni Award for outstanding professional accomplishments from Cornell. Francine Blau received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.