2017 Candidates for Office

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On the basis of recommendations submitted by the Nominating Committee (Claudia Goldin, Chair, Susan Dynarski, Xavier Gabaix, Erica L. Groshen, Erik Hurst, Dean Karlan, Jon Levin, Cecilia Rouse), the Electoral College presents the following list of nominees with a brief biographical sketch of each candidate. (See Bylaws, Article III, Sections 1-3, and Article IV, Section 2, for provisions relating to election of officers and selection of nominees.). For the list of present officers, see the inside front cover of all American Economic Association Publications.

For President-Elect

Olivier BlanchardOLIVIER BLANCHARD, Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Previous Positions: Economic Counselor, and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, 2008-15; Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics, MIT, 2010-14; Chair, Department of Economics, MIT, 1998-2003; Class of 1941 Professor, MIT, 1994-2010; Associate Professor, then Professor, MIT, 1983-93; Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, Harvard University, 1977-83.

Degrees: DES Economics, Paris X, 1972; Ph.D. Economics, MIT, 1977.

Publications

Books: Lectures on Macroeconomics, (with Fischer), MIT Press, 1989; Macroeconomics, Pearson, 1st edition 1997, 7th edition 2016; The Economics of Post-Communist Transition, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Articles: "The Solution of Linear Difference Models under Rational Expectations," (with Kahn), Econometrica, 1980; "Output, the Stock Market and Interest Rates," AER, 1981; "Bubbles, Rational Expectations and Financial Markets," (with Watson), Lexington Books, 1982; "Debt, Deficits, and Finite Horizons," Journal of Political Economy, 1985; "Hysteresis and European Unemployment," (with Summers), NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 1986; "The Dynamic Effects of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Shocks," (with Quah), AER, 1989; "The Cyclical Behavior of the Gross Flows of US Workers," (with Diamond), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1990; "Regional Evolutions," (with Katz), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1992; "Disorganization,” (with Kremer), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1997; "The Role of Shocks and Institutions In The Rise of European Unemployment: The Aggregate Evidence," (with Wolfers), Economic Journal, 2000; "An Empirical Characterization of the Dynamic Effects of Changes in Government Spending and Taxes on Output," (with Perotti), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002; “The U.S. Current Account and the Dollar,” (with Giavazzi & Sa), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2005; “News, Noise, and Fluctuations: An Empirical Exploration,” (with L’Huillier & Lorenzoni), AER, 2013. 

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: AEA Commission on Graduate Education, 1988-90; Vice President, 1995-96; Committee on Honors and Awards, 1994-2000; Founding Editor, AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2007-09; AEA-AFA Lecturer, 2015.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Fellow, Econometric Society, since 1985; Member, Council of the Econometric Society, 1992-95; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, since 1990; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, since 1982; Co-editor, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1979-98; Officier, Legion d’Honneur, 2016.

 

For Vice-Presidents

Alan KruegerALAN B. KRUEGER, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Previous and Present Positions: Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, 2011-13; Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2009-10; Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, 1994-95.

Degrees: B.S., Industrial & Labor Relations, with Honors, Cornell University, 1983; Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1987.

Publications: "Does Compulsory Schooling Affect Schooling and Earnings?" (with Angrist), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991; "Does School Quality Matter? Returns to Education and the Characteristics of Public Schools in the United States," (with Card), Journal of Political Economy, 1992; "School Quality and Black-White Relative Earnings: A Direct Assessment," (with Card), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992; "How Computers Have Changed the Wage Structure: Evidence From Microdata, 1984-1989," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1993; "Minimum Wages and Employment: A Case Study of the Fast Food Industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania," (with Card), AER, 1994; "Estimates of the Economic Return to Schooling from a New Sample of Twins," (with Ashenfelter), AER 1994; "Economic Growth and the Environment," (with Grossman), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1995; Experimental Estimates of Education Production Functions," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1999; "Estimating the Payoff to Attending a More Selective College: An Application of Selection on Observables and Unobserv-ables," (with Dale), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002; "Strikes, Scabs and Tread Separations: Labor Strife and the Production of Defective Bridgestone/Firestone Tires," (with Mas), Journal of Political Economy, 2004; "Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being,” (with Kahneman), JEP, 2006; What Makes a Terrorist, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007; “Analyzing the Extent and Influence of Occupational Licensing on the Labor Market,” (with Kleiner), Journal of Labor Economics, 2013; “Are the Long-Term Unemployed on the Margins of the Labor Market?” (with Cramer & Cho), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2014; “A Contribution to the Empirics of Reservation Wages,” (with Mueller), forthcoming in AEJ: Economic Policy, 2016.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Executive Committee Member, 2005-07; Editor, JEP, 1996-2003; Coeditor, JEP 1993-96; Associate Editor, JEP, 1992-93; Chair, Editor Search Committee for AEJ: Applied Economics, 2015; Journals Portfolio Committee, 2005; Committee on Economic Education; Committee on Economic Statistics, 2011; Program Committee, 2015.

Other Affiliations and Honors: IZA Prize for Labor Economics (with Card), 2006; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1996; Fellow, Society of Labor Economists, 2006; Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2003; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2002; Mahalanobis Memorial Medal from Indian Econometric Society, 2001; David N. Kershaw Prize by Association for Public Policy and Management, 1997; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Economics, 1992; NBER Olin Fellow in Economics, 1989‑90; Co-Editor, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2003-05; Board of Reviewing Editors, Science, 2001-09; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; IZA Research Fellow.

 

Olivia MitchellOLIVIA S. MITCHELL, Professor of Business Economics/Policy and Insurance/Risk Management, and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Previous and Present Positions: Professor of Insurance/Risk Management, and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1993–; Professor of Business Economics/Policy, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010–; Celia Moh Visiting Professor, Singapore Management University, 2007; Metzler Bank Visiting Professor Goethe Universitat, Frankfurt, 2002 & 2010; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 1981-82; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Economics, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 1999; Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Labor Economics, Cornell University 1978-93.

Degrees: B.A., Harvard University, Economics, 1974; MS, University of Wisconsin, Economics, 1978; Ph.D, University of Wisconsin, Economics, 1978.

Selected Books: The Role of Annuity Markets in Financing Retirement (with Brown, Poterba & Warshawsky), MIT Press, 2001; Retirement, Pensions, and Social Security, (with Fields), MIT Press, 1999.

Selected Journal Articles: “Time is Money: Rational Life Cycle Inertia and the Delegation of Investment Management,” (with Kim & Maurer), Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming; “Optimal Financial Literacy and Wealth Inequality,” (with Lusardi & Michaud), Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming; “Cognitive Constraints on Valuing Annuities,” (with Brown, Kaptein & Luttmer), JEEA, forthcoming; “Ambiguity Attitudes and Economic Behavior: Results from a US Household Survey,” (with Dimmock, Kousenberg & Peijnenberg), Journal of Financial Economics, 2016; “How Family Status and Social Security Claiming Options Shape Optimal Life Cycle Portfolios,” (with Hubener & Maurer), Review of Financial Studies, 2015; “The Economic Importance of Financial Literacy: Theory and Evidence,” (with Lusardi), JEL, 2015; “How Does Retiree Health Insurance Influence Public Sector Employee Saving?” (with Clark), Journal of Health Economics, 2014; “Optimal Portfolio Choice over the Life Cycle with Flexible Work, Endogenous Retirement, and Lifetime Payouts,” (with Chai, Horneff & Maurer), Review of Finance, 2011; “The Efficiency of Sponsor and Participant Portfolio Choices in 401(k) Plans,” (with Tang, Mottola & Utkus), Journal of Public Economics, 2010; “Asset Allocation and Location over the Life Cycle with Survival-Contingent Payouts,” (with Horneff, Maurer & Stamos), Journal of Banking and Finance, 2009; “Regret, Portfolio Choice, and Guarantees in Defined Contribution Schemes;” (with Muermann & Volkman), Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 2006; “New Evidence on the Money’s Worth of Individual Annuities,” (with Poterba, Warshawsky & Brown), AER, 1999; “Health Problems as Determinants of Retirement: Are Self-Rated Measures Endogenous?” (with Dwyer), Journal of Health Economics, 1999; “The Effects of Social Security Reforms on Retirement Ages and Retirement Incomes,” (with Fields), Journal of Public Economics, 1984.

AEA Offices, Committee Membership and Honors: Executive Committee Member, 2004-06; Editor Search Committee for AEJ: Economic Policy, 2006; Editor Search Committee for AER, 2004; CSWEP Board 1996-98; Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, CSWEP, 2008.

Other Affiliations and Honors: World Economic Forum Top 10 Women Economist, 2015; Co-PI, Health and Retirement Study, 1992–; Research Associate, NBER, 1980–; Executive Board Michigan Retirement Research Center, 2005–; Center for Financial Studies Research Fellow, Goethe University, 2010–; Centre for Research on Aging Sr. Research Fellow, Singapore Mgmt University, 2014–; Centre for Pensions and Superannuation Advisory Committee, Univ. of New South Wales, 2010–; Netspar Scientific Council, University of Tilburg, 2010–; Independent Trustee, Wells Fargo Advantage Trust Boards, 2006–; Senior Editor, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2009–; Roger F. Murray First Prize, Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, 2008; Fidelity Pyramid Research Institute Award, 2007; INA Premio Internazionale Dell'Istituto Nazionale Delle Assicurazioni, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2003; Paul A. Samuelson Award for Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security, TIAA-CREF, 1999; Lawrence R. Klein Award, 1989; Honorary degrees: M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1993; Ph.D., University of St. Gallen, 2006.

 

Valerie RameyVALERIE A. RAMEY, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego

Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor of Economics, UCSD, 1987-94; Associate Professor of Economics, UCSD, 1994-98; Professor of Economics, UCSD, 1998–; Chair, Dept. of Economics, UCSD, 2011-13.

Degrees: BA (double major in Spanish and Economics), Summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 1981; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1987.

Publications: “News Shocks in Open Economies: Evidence from Giant Oil Discoveries,” (with Arezki & Sheng), Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming; “Macroeconomic Shocks and their Propagation,” Handbook of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, forthcoming; "Can Government Purchases Stimulate the Economy?" JEL, 2011; “Identifying Government Spending Shocks: It’s All in the Timing,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011; “The Rug Rat Race,” (with Ramey), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2010; “A Century of Work and Leisure,” (with Francis), AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2009; “Time Spent in Home Production in the 20th Century United States,” Journal of Economic History, 2009; “Declining Volatility in the U.S. Automobile Industry,” (with Vine), AER, 2006; “Is the Technology-Driven Real Business Cycle Hypothesis Dead? Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations Revisited,” (with Francis), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2005; “The Cost Channel of Monetary Transmission,” (with Barth), NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2001; “Displaced Capital: A Study of Aerospace Plant Closings,” (with Shapiro), Journal of Political Economy, 2001; “Cross-Country Evidence on the Link between Volatility and Growth,” (with Ramey), AER, 1995; “Foreign Competition, Market Power and Wage Inequality,” (with Borjas), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1995; “Output Fluctuations at the Plant Level,” (with Bresnahan), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1994; “Nonconvex Costs and the Behavior of Inventories,” Journal of Political Economy, 1991.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Co-editor, AER, 1999-2002; Executive Committee Member, 2010-12; Budget and Finance Committee, 2010-12; Search Committee for JEL Editor, 2012; Committee Reviewing John Bates Clark Criteria, 2012; Nominating Committee, 2013; Winner of the 2011 “Best Paper Prize” for AEJ: Macroeconomics.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Research Associate, NBER; Panel of Economic Advisers to the Congressional Budget Office, 2014–; Member, Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, 2006-13; NBER representative to the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, 2010–; Advisory Board, Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, 1996-2003; NSF Economics Advisory Panel, 1994-96; Chancellors’ Associates Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2008; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1994-96.

 

Jonathan SkinnerJONATHAN SKINNER, James O. Freedman Presidential Professorship, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, and Professor, Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine

Previous and Current Positions: Professor, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College 1995–;. Professor, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, 1995–; Past positions: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, University of Virginia, 1981-95; Visiting faculty: Harvard University, 2009, 1992-93; European University Institute, 2004; Stanford University, 1989; University of Washington, 1987.

Degrees: B.A., University of Rochester, 1977; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1983.

Selected Publications: “Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care,” (with Staiger), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015; “The Burden of Health Care Costs for Patients with Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life,” (with Kelley, McGarry & Gorges), Annals of Internal Medicine, 2015; “Is This Time Different? The Slowdown in Healthcare Spending,” (with Chandra & Holmes), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2013; “Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care,” (with Chandra), JEL, 2012; “Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient?” (with Garber), JEP, 2008; “Are You Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement?” JEP, 2007; “The Incidence of Medicare,” (with McClellan), Journal of Public Economics, 2006; “Do the Rich Save More?” (with Dynan & Zeldes), Journal of Political Economy, 2004; "How Will 401(k) Pension Plans Affect Retirement Income?" (with Samwick), AER, 2004; “What Accounts for the Variation in Retirement Saving Across U.S. Households?” (with Bernheim & Weinberg), AER, 2001; “Taxation and Economic Growth,” (with Engen), National Tax Journal, 1996; “Social Insurance and Precautionary Saving,” (with Hubbard & Zeldes), Journal of Political Economy, 1995; “Risky Income, Life Cycle Consumption, and Precautionary Savings,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 1988; “Labor Supply and Marital Separation,” (with Johnson), AER, 1986.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Board of Editors, AEJ: Economic Policy, 2007-16; Chair and Member, Committee on Government Relations, 2010–; Committee on Honors and Awards, 2012-15; Program Committee, 2005; Nominating Committee, 2003.

Professional Activities: National Academy of Medicine (previously Institute of Medicine), 2007–; Coeditor and Editor, Journal of Human Resources, 1997-2006; Editorial Board, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007-10; Coeditor, Economics Letters, 1998-2002; National Advisory Council on Aging, NIH, 2012-15; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1989–; Health Advisory Panel, Congressional Budget Office, 2007-10; TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award of Excellence, 1996.

 

For Executive Committee

Nicholas BloomNICHOLAS BLOOM, Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Previous and Present Positions: Professor of Economics, Stanford, 2012–; Co-director of the NBER Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, 2011–; Associate Professor (with tenure), Stanford, 2009-12; Assistant Professor, Stanford, 2005-09; London School of Economics CEP 2003-05; McKinsey consulting, 2002-03; UK Treasury, 2001-02; Institute for Fiscal Studies, 1996-2001.

Degrees: B.A. Economics, Cambridge, 1994; M.Phil., Economics, Oxford 1996, Ph.D., Economics, UCL, 2001.

Publications: “Competition and Innovation: an Inverted U Relationship,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005; “Uncertainty and Investment Dynamics,” Review of Economic Studies, 2007; “The Impact of Uncertainty Shocks,” Econometrica, 2009; “Americans Do IT Better: US Multinationals and the Productivity Miracle,” AER, 2012; “The Organization of Firms Across Countries,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2012; “Does Management Matter: Evidence from India,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013; “Identifying Technology Spillovers and Product Market Rivalry,” Econometrica, 2013; “Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013; “The Impact of Competition on Management Practices in Hospitals,” Review of Economic Studies, 2015; “Trade Induced Technical Change: The Impact of Chinese Imports on Innovation, IT and Productivity,” Review of Economic Studies, 2016; “Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: JEL Board of Editors, 2010–; JEP Board of Editors, 2016–; AEJ: Macro Board of Editors, 2009–; Program Committee, 2014.

Other Affiliations and Honors: EIB Prize, 2014, Kauffman Medal, 2013, Fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013; Addington Prize, 2013; Bernacer Prize, 2012; Fellow of the Econometric Society, 2011; Frisch Medal, 2010; NSF Career Grant, 2009; Sloan Fellowship, 2008; NBER Program Co-Director (Productivity), 2011–; Chair, Econometric Society Winter Meetings, 2016; Departmental Lecture, Harvard; CV Starr Lecture, NYU; Yrjo-Jahnsson Lectures, Helsinki; CREI Lectures, UPF; Hicks Lecture Oxford.

 

Kerwin Kofi CharlesKERWIN KOFI CHARLES, Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Professor, Harris School, University of Chicago

Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan, 1995-2003; Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan 2003-05; Visiting Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2005-06; Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2006-07; Steans Family Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2007-09; Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2009–; Deputy Dean for Faculty Affairs, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2011–.

Degrees: B.A., University of Miami, 1989; M.S, Cornell University, 1993; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996.

Publications: “Accounting for the Black-White Wealth Gap: A Non-Parametric Approach,” (with Barsky, Bound & Lupton), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2002; “Gender Differences in Completed Schooling,” (with Luoh), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003; “The Correlation of Wealth Across Generations,” (with Hurst), Journal of Political Economy, 2003; “Disability, Job Displacement and Divorce,” (with Stephens, Jr.), Journal of Labor Economics, 2004; “Prejudice and Wages: An Empirical Assessment of Becker’s The Economics of Discrimination,” (with Guryan), Journal of Political Economy, 2008; “A Cautionary Tale About the Use of Administrative Data: Evidence from Age of Marriage Laws,” (with Blank & Sallee Jr.), AEJ: Applied Economics,2009; “Conspicuous Consumption and Race,” (with Hurst & Rousanov), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009; “Male Incarceration, the Marriage Market and Female Outcomes,” (with Luoh), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010; “Employment, Wages and Voter Turnout,” (with Stephens Jr.), AEJ: Applied Economics, 2013; “The Masking of the Decline in Manufacturing Employment by the Housing Bubble,” (with Hurst & Notowidigdo), JEP, 2016.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Associate Editor, Journal of Human Resources, 2007-15; Research Associate, National Bureau of Academic Research.

 

Erica FieldERICA FIELD, Professor of Economics and Global Health, Duke University

Previous and Present Positions: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, RWJ Scholars in Health Policy Research, 2003-04; Visiting Faculty, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University, 2006-07; Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 2006-07; Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 2005-09; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2009-10; John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Science (Economics), Harvard University, 2010-11; Associate Professor of Economics and Global Health, Duke University, 2011-15. 

Degrees: B.A., Vassar College, 1996; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003.

Publications: “Friendship at Work: Can Peer Effects Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship?” (with Jayachandran, Pande & Rigol), AEJ: Economic Policy, 2016; “Iron Deficiency and Human Capital Attainment in Rural Peru,” (with Chong, Cohen, Nakasone & Torero), AEJ: Applied Economics, 2016; “Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Slum Relocation Program,” (with Barnhardt & Pande), AEJ: Applied Economics, forthcoming; “Gender Gaps in Completed Fertility,” (with Molitor, Schoonbroodt & Tertilt), Journal of Demographic Economics, 2016; “Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia,” (with Ashraf & Lee), AER, 2014; “Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India,” (with Pande, Papp & Rigol), AER, 2013; “The Economic Returns to Social Interaction: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance,” (with Pande & Feigenberg), Review of Economic Studies, 2013; “Muslim Family Law, Prenuptial Agreements and the Emergence of Dowry in Bangladesh,” (with Ambrus & Torero), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010; “Health Insurance in Nicaragua: Enrollment, Retention, and Outcomes from a Randomized Experiment,” (with Hyatt, Islam & Thornton), Health Economics, 2010; “Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania,” (with Robles & Torero), AEJ: Applied Economics, 2009; “Educational Debt Burden and Career Choice: Evidence from a Financial Aid Experiment at NYU Law School,” AEJ: Applied Economics, 2009; “Early Marriage, Age of Menarche and Female Schooling Attainment in Bangladesh,” (with Ambrus), Journal of Political Economy, 2008; “Entitled to Work: Urban Tenure Security and Labor Supply in Peru,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships and Honors: Elaine Bennett Prize, 2010.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Faculty Research Fellow (Development), National Bureau of Economic Research; Fellow, Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD); Member, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; IZA Research Fellow; Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research Fellow; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2010; Furer Fellow, Harvard University, 2010; J. William Fulbright Fellow, 1996; Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars, 2001-03; Albert Rees Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Labor Economics, Princeton University, 2007; Associate Editor, Journal of Development Economics, 2009–; Associate Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012–; Associate Editor, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2014–.

 

Judith HellersteinJUDITH K. HELLERSTEIN, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, Department of Economics

Previous and Present Positions: Professor of Economics, University of Maryland 2010–; Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, 2011-12; Associate Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, 2000-10; Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Maryland 1996-99; Assistant Professor of Economics, Northwestern University, 1994-96.

Degrees: Sc.B., Applied Math-Economics, Brown University, 1987; A.M., Economics, Harvard University, 1992; Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 1994.

Publications: "The Importance of the Physician in the Generic versus Trade-name Prescription Decision," Rand Journal of Economics, 29(1), Spring 1998; "Sex, Wages, and Productivity: An Empirical Analysis of Israeli Firm-Level Data," (with Neumark), International Economic Review; "Wages, Productivity, and Worker Characteristics: Evidence from Plant-Level Production Function and Wage Equations," (with Neumark & Troske), Journal of Labor Economics, 1999; "New Evidence on Sex Segregation and Sex Differences in Wages from Matched Employee-Employer Data," (with Bayard, Neumark & Troske), Journal of Labor Economics, 2003; "Workplace Segregation in the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Skill,” (with Neumark), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008; “Spatial Mismatch or Racial Mismatch?” (with McInerney & Neumark), Journal of Urban Economics, 2008; “Dads and Daughters: The Changing Impact of Fathers on Women’s Occupational Choices,” (with Morrill), Journal of Human Resources, 2011; "Neighbors and Co-Workers: The Importance of Residential Labor Market Networks," (with McInerney & Neumark), Journal of Labor Economics, 2011; “Perverse Reverse Price Competition: Average Wholesale Prices and Medicaid Pharmaceutical Spending,” (with Alpert & Duggan), Journal of Public Economics, 2013; “Do Labor Markets Have an Important Spatial Dimension?” (with Kutzbach & Neumark), Journal of Urban Economics, 2014.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Facilitator, AEA Advisory Committee to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-09; Member, AEA Advisory Committee to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2004-07.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2000–; Co-Editor, Journal of Human Resources, 2011–; Editorial Board, Demography, 2016–; Chair, National Longitudinal Survey Technical Review Committee, 2016–; Member, National Longitudinal Survey Technical Review Committee, 2011-15.