The Speaker Series features talks by distinguished scholars and policymakers. The goal of the series is to foster discussion about successes and challenges in the field of poverty alleviation and development.
On May 1, Claudia Goldin led a discussion on the quest for career and family.
You can now review comments made by Claudia Goldin and watch their entire presentation.
About the speaker:
Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. She is an economic historian and a labor economist. Her research has covered a range of topics, including the female labor force, immigration, income inequality, technological change, education, and the gender earnings gap. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of current issues of concern. Her latest project is A Long Road: The Quest for Career and Family. She recently completed an edited volume, Women Working Longer, on the increase of women’s employment in their mature and older years.
Goldin was the president of the American Economic Association in 2013 and of the Economic History Association in 2000. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), the Econometric Society, and the Cliometric Society. She received the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2016 and the Mincer Prize for life-time contributions to the field of labor economics in 2009. From 1984 to 1988 she was editor of the Journal of Economic History and is currently an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and a member of various editorial boards. Goldin received her B.A. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development Speaker Series features talks by distinguished scholars and policymakers. The goal of the series is to foster discussion about successes and challenges in the field of poverty alleviation and development.