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Harvard University, Ph.D. in Economics, 1997

Thesis Title: The Valuation of Human Capital: A Study of Education and Training

Spencer Foundation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, 1995-1996

Edward Chiles Fellowship, 1995

Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University, 1992-1994

University of California at Berkeley, B.A. in Economics with Honors, 1991

Phi Beta Kappa, 1990

Research Fields

Labor Economics

Education Economics

Work Experience

University of Texas at Austin

Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs

Professor of Economics, July 2010-present

Visiting Professor, August 2009-July 2010

Department of Economics

Courses Taught:  Graduate Labor, Undergraduate Economics of Gender, Undergraduate Econometrics

President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, DC

Member, August 2015-January 2017

University of California at Los Angeles

Professor, July 2009-June 2010

Associate Professor with tenure, July 2006-June 2009

Assistant Professor, September 2001-June 2006

Department of Economics

Courses Taught: Undergraduate Econometrics and Graduate Labor Economics

Norwegian School of Business and Economics (NHHH)

Affiliated Professor (II), January 2006-2015, 2017-present

Department of Economics

Paris School of Economics

Affiliated Professor, 2009-2011

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Visiting Scholar, 2003-2009

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Visiting Scholar, October 2007, June 2014

Senior Economist, August 2000-August 2001

Economist, July 1997-July 2000

Domestic Research and Banking Functions in the Research and Market Analysis Group

Princeton University

Visiting Research Economist, 2005-6 Academic Year

Industrial Relations Section

CREST, Paris, France

Visiting Scholar, Spring 2005

Columbia University

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Spring 2000, Spring 2001

Undergraduate Seminar Course in Public Finance, Labor

Arthur Andersen, Boston

Consultant, 1996

Charles River Associates, Boston

Research Assistant, 1991-1992 

Editorial Positions 

Journal of Labor Economics, Editor, Fall 2017-present

Journal of Human Resources, Advisory Board, 2017-present, Editor, 2012-2015, Co-Editor, 2005-2012

Labour Economics Associate Editor, 2006-present

American Economic Review, Associate Editor, 2011-2012

Review of Economics and Statistics, Associate Editor, 2003-2012

Professional Affiliations

Brookings Institution, Non-Resident Senior Scholar, 2017-present, Visiting Scholar, Spring 2017

National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Associate, 2008-present, Faculty Research Fellow, 2002-2008, Labor Studies, Education, and Children’s Groups

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Research Fellow, 2002-present

Population Research Center, University of Texas, Research Affiliate 2010-present

CESifo Research Network in Education Economics, Inaugural Member and Research Network Fellow, 2010-present

Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Fellow, 2007-present 

Professional Service

Member, AEA Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, 2018-present

Member, AEA Committee on Government Relations, April 2017-December 2019.

Program Committee, Society of Labor Economics Annual Meetings, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

Co-Founder and Co-organizer, STATA/Texas Empirical Microeconomics Conference, College Station, TX, September 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

Organizer, Austin-Bergen Labor Economics Conference, May 2013, 2015

Executive Board, Society of Labor Economics 2012-2013

Mentor, CSWEP Program, Chicago 2012

Nominating Committee, Society of Labor Economists (2005-8)

Member, American Economic Association

Member, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economic Profession (CSWEP)

Member, Society of Labor Economists

Honors and Awards

Honorary Doctorate, Norwegian Business School, June 2017

Keynote Speaker, The Role of the Firm in the Labor Market, March 2017, Berlin, Germany

Elected Fellow, Society of Labor Economists, May 2016

Keynote Speaker, Undergraduate Women in Economics Conference, University of Virginia, April 2016

Invited Presentation, Society of Labor Economists, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Canadian Women in Economics Lunch, Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada May 2013

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, May 2013

Keynote Speaker, European Association of Labor Economics, Bonn, Germany, September 2012

Keynote Speaker, European Society of Population Economics, Hangzou, China, June 2011

Florence Gould Foundation Fellowship for Research at Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques, 2006, 2009

Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA, 2002-2003

Upjohn Institute for Research Related to Employment Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 1997

Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA, Winter 2004, Winter 2007