On October 1, 2003, the SOLE membership voted 122-21 to Amend the Bylaws as follows:
I. FELLOWS OF THE SOCIETY OF LABOR ECONOMISTS
By the honorary title of Fellow, the Society recognizes labor economists who have made contributions of unusual distinction to the field. Fellows are to be selected through a process of nomination and election by previous Fellows, as described below. Fellowship for non-members will be conditional on joining the Society after election. Election is open to scholars from any country.
1. Initial Fellows
Initial Fellows shall consist of all individuals who have been elected officers of the Society. After enactment of this amendment, those elected to office in the Society shall automatically be named a Fellow.
2. Nomination Procedure
Nominations may be made by any current Fellow. Nomination will consist of a submission by three current Fellows of the candidate’s name and not more than five (5) of his or her most important works.
3. Election Procedure
The electorate shall consist of all Fellows of the Society. The electorate shall be sent the list of the candidates’ names, their affiliation, the names of their nominators, and a list of the works cited by the nominators.
Subject to receiving a simple majority of the ballots submitted, with blanks counted as negative, the candidates receiving the largest number of affirmative votes are elected. For the first five (5) election cycles after enactment of the Fellows Program, the nine (9) candidates receiving the largest number of affirmative votes shall be elected. Thereafter, the three (3) candidates receiving the largest number of affirmative votes shall be elected. During the first five (5) election cycles, if there are ties for the ninth (9th) affirmative rank, all of the tied candidates shall be elected and, beginning with the sixth (6th) election cycle, when there are ties for the third (3rd) affirmative rank, all tied candidates shall be elected.
|Gary S. Becker
||Edward P. Lazear
|Francine D. Blau
On February 25, 2004 the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
|James J. Heckman
On April 25, 2005, the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
||Kevin M. Murphy
On November 7, 2005, the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
On November 29, 2006, the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
On March 6, 2008, the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
On April 1, 2009, the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
On April 5, 2010, the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
On February 27, 2011 the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
On March 22, 2012 the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
W. Bentley MacLeod
On February 14, 2013the Fellows elected the following new Fellows:
John Van Reenen