Leah Platt Boustan
Professor of Economics, UCLA.
Leah Platt Boustan '06, Carola Frydman '06, and Robert A. Margo are the editors of Human Capital in History: The American Record, published by the University of Chicago Press in October 2014.
Leah Platt Boustan's book manuscript, Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets, is under contract with Princeton University Press.
Leah Platt Boustan is a recipient of a 2013 Straus Fellowship with The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at NYU School of Law. Straus Fellows are selected annually to pursue research on a common theme, which for 2013-2014 is “Racial, Ethnic, and Economic Segregation.”
Leah Platt Boustan is the winner of a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded to "126 early-career scholars [who] represent the most promising scientific researchers working today."
Leah Platt Boustan’s dissertation, "The Effect of Black Migration on Northern Cities and Labor Markets, 1940-1970,” has won the Economic History Association’s Alan Nevins Prize for best dissertation in US economic history.