Patrick Kline (PhD ’07) received the Sherwin Rosen Prize for “Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics” at the annual meeting of the Society of Labor Economists in Toronto, Canada which was held in early May. The Rosen Prize was created in 2003, and is given to the labor economist making the greatest contributions to the field within 12 years of their PhD.

In his acceptance remarks, Patrick spoke warmly of his early and meaningful relationship with Kerwin Charles, then a professor at The Ford School, who first suggested he pursue a career in economics. Of his time at the University of Michigan, he also spoke glowingly of the distinguished labor economists with whom he worked and studied including current faculty members John Bound, Charlie Brown, and Robert Willis.

Patrick is a Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley. In addition to his PhD in Economics, he received his Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  He earned his Political Science Bachelor’s degree from Reed College. Patrick is also the 2007 winner of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research dissertation prize and was chosen to participate in the 2007 Review of Economic Studies European Tour. His work has appeared in leading economics journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Labor Economics.