Alison D. Morantz
James and Nancy Kelso Professor of Law
Affiliations & Honors
Research Grants, Contracts, Fellowships & Awards
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – Research Contract No. 200–2009–28820 (2009–12). Designing a Pilot Program for Strategic Mine Safety and Health Improvements through the Use of Surveillance Data to Guide Targeted Inspection Activities. Principal Investigator. Award Amount: $619,814.
- National Science Foundation – Grant No. 0850636 (2009–11). Swapping Regulation for Litigation: The Effects of Workers' Compensation Opt–Out on the Injury Claims of Large Multi–State Firms. Principal Investigator. Award Amount: $207,974.
- American Society for Legal History – Surrency Prize (2007) (awarded for There's No Place Like Home: Homestead Exemption and Judicial Constructions of "Family" in Nineteenth–Century America, 24 LAW & HISTORY REVIEW 1 (Summer 2006)).
- Workers' Compensation Research Institute – John Jones Scholarship (2005). Awarded to scholars whose research will contribute to knowledge in the field of workers' compensation. Co–recipient (with Alexandre Mas). Award amount: $10,000.
- Center to Protect Workers' Rights – Small Study Grant No. 02–1–PS (2002–2003). Award amount: $20,000. New Methods for OSHA Enforcement in the Construction Industry. Co–investigator (with David Weil, Principal Investigator).
- National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Pre–Doctoral Fellowship in Aging and Health Economics (2000–2001) and Project Development Award (2001–2002).
- World Health Organization – sponsored study (2000–2001). Designing and Implementing an Effective Legal Strategy for the Enforcement of a Vaccine Purchase–Commitment Contract. Co–author (with Robert Sloane).
Professional Memberships & Research Affiliations
- Massachusetts Bar
- National Employment Lawyers Association
- Labor and Employment Relations Association
- American Economic Association
- American Law & Economics Association
- Society for Empirical Legal Studies
- BA Harvard University 1993
- MSc (Economics of Development) University of Oxford 1995
- JD Yale Law School 2000
- PhD (Economics) Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 2001
- Antidiscrimination Law
- Employment Discrimination
- Labor and Employment Law
- Law and Economics
- Legal History
- Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- Public Policy and Empirical Studies
- Race and the Law