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About George R. Boyer

George R. Boyer is a Professor in the Department of Economics in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He came to Cornell in 1982, after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of An Economic History of the English Poor Law, 1750-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 1990) and of numerous articles in the field of economic history. He has served as an Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic History and of Social Science History. He currently is the Chair of the Department of International and Comparative Labor.

Professor Boyer's current research examines various aspects of labor markets in Victorian Britain, including trends in working class living standards, the economics of poor relief and private charity, and unemployment and underemployment from 1870 to 1913. He is completing a manuscript entitled “The Winding Road to the Welfare State: Economic Insecurity and Social Welfare Policy in Britain, 1840-1940.”

Professor Boyer’s teaching includes undergraduate courses on the Development of Economic Thought and Institutions, the Evolution of Social Policy in Britain and America, and Twentieth Century Economic History. He is the ILR School’s Director of Teaching, and chairs the School’s Teaching Advisory Committee.

Positions

1999 Present Professor, Cornell University ILR School Economics
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Present Associate Editor of the ILR Review, Cornell University ILR School
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19881998 Associate Professor, Cornell University ILR School Labor Economics
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19821988 Assistant Professor, Cornell University ILR School Labor Economics
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Honors and Awards

  • Cliometric Society "Can" Award "for exceptional support to the field of Cliometrics.", Cliometrics Society. 2015
  • Nominated for a MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching, Teaching Advisory Committee, ILR School. 2013
  • Nominated for a MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching, Teaching Advistory Committee, ILR. 2012
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, 2003, given by the Cornell Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils
  • General Mills Award for Exemplary Teaching, 2002, ILR School, Cornell
  • Paramount Professor Award, 1995, given by the Cornell Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils
  • Affinity Group Research Award, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1987

Courses

  • ILRLE 940/ECON 784 Graduate Labor Economics Workshop
  • ILRLE 643 Topics in American Economic History
  • ILRLE 446/ECON 459 Economic History of British Labor, 1750-1914
  • ILRLE 448/ECON 458 Twentieth Century Economic History
  • ILRLE 444/ECON 444 Evolution of Social Policy in Britain and America, 1800-1950
  • ILRLE 240/ECON 341 Economics of Wages and Employment
  • ILRLE 140 Development of Economic Institutions


Contact Information

Cornell University, ILR School
292 Ives Faculty Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
Tel: 607.255.2752

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Articles (22)

Contributions to Books (3)