Winner of the 2008 R.R. Hawkins Award for the most outstanding scholarly work in any discipline.
Winner of the 2008 Richard A. Lester Prize for the Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations.
Summary article in the Milken Institute Review (3rd Q 2009), The Future of Inequality. Timothy Noah's article in Slate (Sept, 2010), "The Great Divergence," has a lengthy section on the book pp. 2, 13, 29-35. Numerous columns and Op-eds in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof (Nov. 13, 2008, Feb. 15, 2009), Bob Herbert (Sept. 29, 2009, August 2010), Stephen Kotkin (Oct. 5, 2008), and David Leonhardt (July 2, 2008, Feb. 1, 2009) have concerned our book. See also columns in Forbes by Thomas Cooley (Nov. 26, 2008), Joel Klein (Aug. 11, 2010), and Ben Wildavsky (Aug. 11, 2010). Reviews include those in the Chronicle of Higher Education, De Economist, Education Next, Science, and The Financial Times.