H. Gregg Lewis Prize
H. Gregg Lewis (1914-1992) was among the founders of modern labor economics.
As a continuing reminder of his strong interest in students and in new developments in labor economics, the Journal of Labor Economics in 1994 established the H. Gregg Lewis Prize, awarded biennially to the author(s) of the best article published in the Journal during the previous two years.
The prize consists of a $2,500 monetary award and a plaque. The winner(s) are selected by a committee appointed by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. The prize is awarded during a special session of the SOLE meetings in even-numbered years.
At a 1993 Memorial, students and colleagues Orley Ashenfelter, Sherwin Rosen, Richard Freeman, and Marjorie McElroy spoke about Lewis and his influence. These comments were published in the January 1994 issue of JOLE.