We are very pleased to publish this special issue in honor of Henry Farber’s contributions to the field of labor economics and as a longstanding author of articles in the ILR Review. Many thanks to Orley Ashenfelter and Alexandre Mas for guest editing this special issue. It features papers that were presented in a spring, 2016 Festschrift in Hank’s honor, with papers that covered many areas in labor economics, including some (but not all) of the key research areas where he has contributed substantially to advancing the field: consequences of unemployment, the changing nature of employment relations, and the role of unions. Contributions from leading labor economists include: Katharine Abraham, Ran Abramitzky, Leah Boustan, Mark Chin, Katherine Eriksson, Deepti Goel, John Haltiwanger, Thomas Kane, Lawrence Katz, Alan Krueger, Whitney Kozakowski, Kevin Lang, Craig Olson, Paul Oyer, Douglas Staiger, Kristin Sandusky, Scott Schaefer, Beth Schueler, and James R. Spletzer.
From the editors,
Rose Batt and Larry Kahn