History of the Rosen Prize
On October 1, 2003, the SOLE membership by a vote of 128-15 adopted the following Amendment to the Bylaws:
2. The Sherwin Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics
To be awarded biennially, if a suitable nominee is found. The cited works for which the award is given must have been completed within twelve (12) years of one's first full-time employment after completion of graduate studies. Timing is loosely defined and is to be interpreted by the Nomination Committee. Although there is no specific requirement, in most cases part of the cited works will have appeared in the Society’s journal, the Journal of Labor Economics.