Each year since 1969, the Lawrence R. Klein Award has honored the best articles appearing in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Monthly Labor Review. The award was established in honor of Lawrence R. Klein, who retired in 1968 after 22 years as editor-in-chief of the Review and established a fund to encourage articles that exhibit originality of ideas or methods on analysis, adhere to the principles of scientific inquiry, and are well written.
Among articles by BLS authors in 2015, the trustees chose “Compensation inequality: evidence from the National Compensation Survey” by Kristen Monaco and Brooks Pierce.
Among articles by non-BLS authors, the trustees selected “STEM crisis or STEM surplus? Yes and yes” by Yi Xue and Richard C. Larson.
Members of the Lawrence R. Klein Award board of trustees are Deborah Klein (president), Ronald Kutscher (secretary-treasurer), William Barron, Robert Bednarzik, and Thomas Nardone.