Former Journal of Human Resources Editor Accepts Cabinet Post

Sandra E. Black, our former editor for The Journal of Human Resources, has been selected to be a member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Black was Editor of The Journal of Human Resources from 2012 to 2015 and Co-Editor from 2005 to 2012.

Dr. Sandra E. Black is the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, positions she has held since 2010. She is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. Between 1997 and 2001, Dr. Black was an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and from 2001 until 2010 she was an Assistant, Associate, and ultimately full Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her career, Dr. Black has also been affiliated with the Paris School of Economics, the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Princeton University. In addition to editing the UW Press’s Journal of Human Resources, Dr. Black has also been an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Labour Economics. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

“These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I look forward to working with them,” said President Obama in regards to the new cabinet members.

Congratulations to Dr. Black. We are grateful for her years of outstanding work on The Journal of Human Resources, and we wish her well in her exciting new role.

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