Leah Platt Boustan

Leah Platt Boustan

PhD in Economics, 2006.
Professor of Economics, Princeton University.
Leah Platt Boustan


Winner of the IZA Young Labor Economist Award, 2019.

Best Adviser Award, Graduate Economics Club, Princeton University, 2018.

Leah Platt Boustan is the author of Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets, Princeton University Press (2017).

  • Winner of Allan Sharlin Award, Social Science History Association,
  • Winner of Alice Hanson Jones Award, Economic History Association.

Leah Platt Boustan '06, Carola Frydman '06, and Robert A. Margo are the editors of Human Capital in History: The American Record, University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Human Capital in HistoryAwarded Strauss Fellowship, Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice, NYU School of Law, 2013.

Wiinner of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded to "126 early-career scholars [who] represent the most promising scientific researchers working today," 2012.

Winner of the  Economic History Association’s Alan Nevins Prize for best dissertation in US economic history, 2006.

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