2018 Candidates for Office

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On the basis of recommendations submitted by the Nominating Committee (William Nordhaus (Chair), Marianne Bertrand, Dora Costa, Dennis Epple, Drew Fudenberg, Ulrike Malmendier, Cecilia Rouse and Hal Varian), 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

Ben S. BernankeBEN S. BERNANKE, Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1979-83; Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1983-85; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1985-2002; Member, Federal Reserve Board, 2002-05; Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, 2005-06; Chairman, Federal Reserve Board, 2006-14.

Degrees: Harvard University, B.A. in Economics, 1975; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1979.

Publications: “Non-Monetary Effects of the Financial Crisis in the Propagation of the Great Depression,” AER, 1983; “Employment, Hours, and Earnings in the Depression: An Analysis of Eight Manufacturing Industries,” AER, 1986; “Financial Fragility and Economic Performance,” (with Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1990; “The Federal Funds Rate and the Channels of Monetary Transmission,” (with Blinder), AER, 1992; “Inside the Black Box: The Credit Channel of Monetary Policy Transmission,” (with Gertler), JEP, 1995; “The Macroeconomics of the Great Depression: A Comparative Approach,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 1995; “The Financial Accelerator and the Flight to Quality,” (with Gertler and Gilchrist), Review of Economics & Statistics, 1996; “Inflation Targeting: A New Framework for Monetary Policy?” (with Mishkin), JEP, 1997; “The Financial Accelerator in a Quantitative Business Cycle Framework,” (with Gertler and Gilchrist), Handbook of Macroeconomics, 1999; “Monetary Policy in a Data-Rich Environment,” (with Boivin), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003; “Monetary Policy Alternatives at the Zero Bound: An Empirical Assessment,” (with Reinhart and Sack), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2004; “Measuring the Effects of Monetary Policy: A Factor-Augmented Vector Autoregressive (FAVAR) Approach,” (with Boivin and Eliasz), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005; “Federal Reserve Policy in an International Context,” Mundell-Fleming Lecture, IMF, 2015; The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath, 2015.

AEA Offices, Affiliations and Honors: Editor, AER, 2001-03; Vice President, 2015-16.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Hoover Institution National Fellow, 1982-83; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1983-84; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1997-; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1999-2000; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2001-; Co-editor, NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 1994-2001; Director, NBER Program in Monetary Economics, 2000-02; Director, Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University, 1997-98; Department Chair, Princeton University, 1996-2002.

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For Vice-Presidents

Susan C. AtheySUSAN C. ATHEY, The Economics of Technology Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor of Economics, MIT, 1995-98; Castle Krob Career Development Associate Professor of Economics, MIT, 1998-2001; Associate Professor of Economics, Stanford University, 2001-03; Holbrook Working Professor of Economics, Stanford University, 2003-06; Professor of Economics, Harvard University, 2006-12.

Degrees: Duke University, B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, 1991; Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Ph.D. in Economics, 1995.

Publications: “Estimation and Inference of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects using Random Forests” (with Wager), forthcoming, Journal of the American Statistical Association; “Exact P-values for Network Interference” (with Eckles and Imbens), forthcoming, Journal of the American Statistical Association; “The Impact of the Internet on Advertising Markets for News Media” (with Calvano and Gans) forthcoming, Management Science; “Recursive Partitioning for Heterogeneous Causal Effects” (with Imbens), Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2016; “An Efficient Dynamic Mechanism,” (with Segal), Econometrica, 2013; “Position Auctions with Consumer Search,” (with Ellison), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011; “Comparing Open and Sealed Bid Auctions: Theory and Evidence from Timber Auctions,” (with Levin and Seira), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011; “Identification and Inference in Nonlinear Difference-In-Difference Models,” (with Imbens), Econometrica, 2006; “The Optimal Degree of Monetary Policy Discretion,” (with Atkeson and Kehoe), Econometrica, 2005; “Collusion and Price Rigidity,” (with Bagwell and Sanchirico), Review of Economic Studies, 2004; “Identification in Standard Auction Models,” (with Haile), Econometrica, 2002; “Monotone Comparative Statics Under Uncertainty,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2002; “Single Crossing Properties and the Existence of Pure Strategy Equilibria in Games of Incomplete Information,” Econometrica, 2001; “Information and Competition in U.S. Forest Service Timber Auctions,” (with Levin), Journal of Political Economy, 2001; “Mentoring and Diversity,” (with Avery and Zemsky), AER, 2000.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: John Bates Clark Medal, 2007; Best Paper Award, AEJ: Microeconomics, 2013; Honors and Awards Committee, 2013-16; Executive Committee, 2008-10; Publications Committee, 2008-10; Co-Editor, AEJ: Microeconomics, 2007-08; Associate Editor, AER, 2002-05; Nominating Committee, 2003.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Member, National Academy of Sciences; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Jean Jacques Laffont Prize, 2016; Corresponding Fellow, British Academy; Fellow, Econometric Society; Federal Economics and Statistics Advisory Committee, 2017-; Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, 2011-16; Honorary Doctorate, Duke University, 2009; Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, 2000; Research Associate, NBER; Co-organizer, Digitization Group, NBER; Former Co-Director, Market Design Working Group, NBER.


Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg.jpgPINELOPI KOUJIANOU GOLDBERG, William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Economics, Yale University

Previous and Present Positions: Professor of Economics, Princeton University, 2007-10; Professor of Economics, Yale University, 2001-07; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2006-07; Professor of Economics, Columbia University, 1999-2001; Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University, 1992-99.

Degrees: University of Freiburg, Germany, Diploma in Economics, 1986; Stanford University, Ph.D in Economics, 1992.

Publications: “Prices, Markups and Trade Reform,” (with De Loecker, Khandelwal and Pavcnik), Econometrica, 2016; “The Effects of Trade Policy,” (with Pavcnik), Handbook of Commercial Policy, 2016; “Firm Performance in a Global Market,” (with De Loecker), Annual Review of Economics, 2014; “A Structural Approach to Identifying the Sources of Local-Currency Price Stability,” (with Hellerstein), Review of Economic Studies, 2013; “Imported Intermediate Inputs and Domestic Product Growth: Evidence from India,” (with Khandelwal, Pavcnik and Topalova), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2010; “Credit Constraints in the Market for Consumer Durables: Evidence from Micro Data on Car Loans,” (with Attanasio and Kyriazidou), International Economic Review, 2008; “Distributional Effects of Globalization in Developing Countries,” (with Pavcnik), JEL, 2007; “Estimating the Effects of Global Patent Protection in Pharmaceuticals: A Case Study of Quinolones in India,” (with Chaudhuri and Jia), AER, 2006; “The Evolution of Price Dispersion in European Car Markets,” (with Verboven), Review of Economic Studies, 2001; “Protection for Sale: An Empirical Investigation,” (with Maggi), AER, 1999; “The Effects of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards in the Automobile Industry,” Journal of Industrial Economics, 1998; “Goods Prices and Exchange Rates: What Have We Learned?,” (with Knetter), JEL, 1997; “Dealer Price Discrimination in New Car Purchases: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey,” Journal of Political Economy, 1996; “Product Differentiation and Oligopoly in International Markets: The Case of the U.S. Automobile Industry,” Econometrica, 1995.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Editor-in-Chief, AER, 2011-16; Co-Editor, AER, 2017 and 2007-10; Ex-officio Member of Executive Committee, 2011-16; Committee on Journals, 2016; Committee on Honors and Awards, 2008-12; Committee on Implementation of Disclosure Policy, Chair, 2012; Committee on Registry of Randomized Trials, 2012.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2014; Fellow of Econometric Society since 2004; Executive Committee of Econometric Society, 2017-18; Council of Econometric Society, 2016-19; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2010-11; Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences, 2003; Sloan Foundation Faculty Research Fellowship, 1998-2000; Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship, 1998-99; Hoover National Fellowship, 1994-95; Review of Economic Studies European Seminar Tour Speaker, 1992; Foreign Editor, Review of Economic Studies, 2001-07; Research Associate, NBER; Board Member of Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD); Research Affiliate of International Growth Centre (IGC); Member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC), 2006-12.


Robert A. Moffitt.jpgROBERT A. MOFFITT, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Previous and Present Positions: Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1995-; Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1995-; Professor, Department of Economics, Brown University, 1984-95; Harrison S. Kravis University Professor, Brown University, 1994-95; Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 1978-84; Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1982-83; Research Economist and Co-Principal Investigator of the Gary Negative Income Tax Experiment, Mathematica, Princeton, 1975-78.

Degrees: Rice University, B.A. in Economics, 1970; Brown University, M.A. in Economics, 1972; Brown University, Ph.D. in Economics, 1975.

Publications: “Trends in Cumulative Marginal Tax Rates Facing Low-Income Families, 1997-2007,” (with Kosar) Tax Policy and the Economy, 2017; “In Defense of the NSF Economics Program,” JEP, 2016; Economic Effects of Means-Tested Programs in the United States (Editor), 2016; “The Reversal of the Employment-Population Ratio in the 2000s: Facts and Explanations,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2012; “The Rising Instability of US Earnings,” (with Gottschalk), JEP, 2009; “A Structural Model of Labor Supply and Multiple Welfare Program Participation,” (with Keane), International Economic Review, 1998; “The Growth in Earnings Instability in the U.S. Labor Market,” (with Gottschalk), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 1994; “Incentive Effects of the U.S. Welfare System: A Review,” JEL, 1992; “An Estimate of a Sectoral Model of Labor Mobility,” (with Jovanovic), Journal of Political Economy, 1990; “The Econometrics of Kinked Budget Constraints,” JEP, 1990; “Estimating the Value of an In-Kind Transfer,” Econometrica, 1989; “Real Wages Over the Business Cycle,” (with Keane and Runkle), Journal of Political Economy, 1988; “The Estimation of Wage Gains and Welfare Gains in Self-Selection Models,” (with Björklund), Review of Economics and Statistics, 1987; “Life Cycle Profiles of Fertility, Labor Supply, and Wages of Married Women,” Review of Economic Studies, 1984; “An Economic Model of Welfare Stigma,” AER, 1983.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Member and Chair, AEA Committee on Economic Statistics, 2014-16; Member and Chair, AEA Committee on Government Relations, 2008-13; Chief Editor, AER, 2004-10; AEA Appointee to the Census Advisory Committee, 2004-06.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Editor, Tax Policy and the Economy, 2016-; Research Associate, NBER, since 1987; President, Population Association of America, 2014; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2012; Guggenheim Fellowship, 2009; NSF Economics Review Panel, 1999-2001; Social Science Study Section, National Institutes of Health, 1996-2002; MERIT Award, National Institutes of Health, 2001; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1997; NSF Board of Overseers, Michigan Panel Study on Income Dynamics, 1992-98.


Michael Woodford.JPGMICHAEL WOODFORD, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University

Previous and Present Positions: Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia, 1984-86; Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Chicago, 1986-89; Associate Professor of Economics, Chicago, 1989-92; Professor of Economics, Chicago, 1992-95; Professor of Economics, Princeton, 1995-98; Harold H. Helm ’20 Professor of Economics and Banking, Princeton, 1998-2004; John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Columbia, 2004-.

Degrees: University of Chicago, A.B., 1977; Yale Law School, J.D., 1980; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Economics, 1983.

Publications: “Learning to Believe in Sunspots,” Econometrica, 1990; “Oligopolistic Pricing and the Effects of Aggregate Demand on Economic Activity” (with Rotemberg), Journal of Political Economy, 1992; “Real Business Cycles and the Forecastable Movements in Output, Hours and Consumption” (with Rotemberg), AER, 1996; “Rational Asset Pricing Bubbles” (with Santos), Econometrica, 1997; “Optimal Interest-Rate Smoothing,” Review of Economic Studies, 2003; “The Zero Bound on Interest Rates and Optimal Monetary Policy” (with Eggertsson), Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2003; Interest and Prices: Foundations of a Theory of Monetary Policy, Princeton, 2003; “Information-Constrained State-Dependent Pricing,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 2009; “Robustly Optimal Monetary Policy with Near-Rational Expectations,” AER, 2010; “Simple Analytics of the Government Expenditure Multiplier,” AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2011; “The Central-Bank Balance Sheet as an Instrument of Monetary Policy” (with Curdia), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2011; “Linear-Quadratic Approximation of Optimal Policy Problems” (with Benigno), Journal of Economic Theory, 2012; “Macroeconomic Analysis without the Rational Expectations Hypothesis,” Annual Review of Economics, 2013; “Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy with Endogenous Collateral Constraints” (with Araujo and Schommer), AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2015; “Optimal Target Criteria for Stabilization Policy” (with Giannoni), Journal of Economic Theory, 2017.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Associate Editor, AER, 1997-99; Nominating Committee, 2001; Editorial Board, AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2007-16; Executive Committee, 2011-13; Advisory Committee on Editorial Appointments, 2011-14; Search Committee for Editor of AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2011; Search Committee for Editor of AEJ: Macroeconomics, 2013; Nominating Committee, 2014; Honors and Awards Committee, 2015-17; Winner of the 2012 Best Paper Award for AEJ: Macroeconomics.

Other Affiliations and Honors: MacArthur Fellow, 1981-86; Fellow, Econometric Society, 1991; Co-Editor, Economic Theory, 1992-95; Research Associate, NBER, 1994; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1998-99; Economics Panel, National Science Foundation, 2002-04; Association of American Publishers Award for Best Scholarly/Professional Book in Economics, 2003; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004; Research Fellow, CEPR, 2004; Co-Editor, NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 2005-14; Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, 2007; Distinguished Fellow, Center for Financial Studies [Frankfurt], 2007; Charter Fellow, Society for Economic Measurement, 2014; Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, 2015; Fellow, CESifo Research Network, 2016.

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For Executive Committee

Matthew GentzkowMATTHEW GENTZKOW, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Previous and Present Positions: Professor, Stanford University, 2015-; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, 2015-; Professor, Chicago Booth, 2009-15; Associate Professor, Chicago Booth, 2008-09; Assistant Professor, Chicago Booth, 2004-08. Visiting faculty, Harvard, 2008; Visiting faculty, Northwestern, 2008.

Degrees: Harvard University B.A., 1997; M.A., 2002; Ph.D., 2004.

Publications: Measuring the Sensitivity of Parameter Estimates to Sample Statistics” (with Andrews and Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming; "Competition in Persuasion" (with Kamenica), Review of Economic Studies, 2017; "Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration" (with Finkelstein and Williams), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2016; "Do Pharmacists Buy Bayer: Sophisticated Shoppers and the Brand Premium" (with Bronnenberg, Dubé and Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015; "Competition and Ideological Diversity: Historical Evidence from US Newspapers" (with Shapiro and Sinkinson), AER, 2014; "The Evolution of Brand Preferences: Evidence from Consumer Migration" (with Bronnenberg and Dubé), AER, 2012; "The Effect of Newspaper Entry and Exit on Electoral Politics" (with Shapiro and Sinkinson), AER, 2011; "Ideological Segregation Online and Offline" (with Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011; "Bayesian Persuasion" (with Kamenica), AER, 2011; "What Drives Media Slant? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers" (with Shapiro), Econometrica, 2010; "Preschool Television Viewing and Adolescent Test Scores: Historical Evidence from the Coleman Study" (with Shapiro), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008; "Valuing New Goods in a Model with Complementarity: Online Newspapers", AER, 2007; "Television and Voter Turnout", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006; "Media Bias and Reputation" (with Shapiro), Journal of Political Economy, 2006.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: John Bates Clark Medal, 2014; Board of Editors, AEJ: Applied Economics, 2010-13; Board of Editors, JEL, 2011-13; Co-Editor, AEJ: Applied Economics, 2013-16.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Fellow, Econometric Society; Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Calvó-Armengol International Prize; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship; Robert H. Durr Award; NBER Research Associate in Industrial Organization and Political Economy; NBER Industrial Organization Steering Committee 2015-; Associate, Toulouse Network for Information Technology, 2013-; Associate Editor, RAND Journal of Economics, 2012-.


Adriana Lleras-Muney.jpgADRIANA LLERAS-MUNEY, Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA

Previous and Present Positions: Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA, 2008-. Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 2001-08.

Degrees: Université de Paris IX–Dauphine, DEUG, 1995; Louisiana State University, B.A. in Economics, 1996; Columbia University, Ph.D., 2001.

Publications: “The Long Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families” (with Aizer, Eli and Ferrie), AER, 2016; “When does Education Matter for Health? The Protective Effect of Education for Cohorts Graduating in Bad Times” (with Cutler and Huang), Social Science and Medicine, 2015; “Did the Americanization Movement Succeed? An Evaluation of the Effect of English-Only and Compulsory Schooling Laws on the Education of Immigrants” (with Shertzer), AEJ: Economic Policy, 2015; “Child Gender and Parental Investments in India: Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently?” (with Barcellos and Carvalho), AEJ: Applied Economics, 2014; “Does Schooling Prevent Teen Drinking and Smoking?” (with Jensen), Journal of Health Economics,2012; “Modern Medicine and the 20th Century Decline in Mortality: New Evidence on the Impact of Sulfa Drugs,” (with Jayachandran and Smith), AEJ: Applied Economics, 2010; “Understanding Health Differences by Education,” (with Cutler), Journal of Health Economics, 2010; “Life expectancy and human capital investments: Evidence from declines in maternal mortality,” (with Jayachandran), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009; “Health Inequality, Education and Medical Innovation” (with Glied), Demography, 2008; “Competing Risks and the War on Cancer,” (with Honoré), Econometrica, 2006; “The Determinants of Mortality,” (with Cutler and Deaton), JEP, 2006; “Estimation of Models with Grouped and Ungrouped Data by Means of “2SLS”,” (with Dhrymes), Journal of Econometrics, 2006; “The Relationship between Education and Adult Mortality in the United States,” Review of Economic Studies, 2005; “Booms, Busts and Babies’ Health,” (with Dehejia), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2004; “Were Compulsory Education and Child Labor Laws Effective? An Analysis from 1915 to 1939 in the U.S.,” Journal of Law and Economics, 2002.

AEA Office, Committee Memberships and Honors: Editor Search Committee for AEJ: Economic Policy 2014; Board of Editors AEJ: Economic Policy, 2011-.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, 2017; NBER Aging and Health Research Fellowship, 2003-04; Dorothy S. Thomas Award by the Population Association of America dissertation award, 2002; Journal of Health Economics Editor 2011-14, Associate Editor 2014-. Board of Editors of Demography, 2016-. Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section, National Institutes of Health, 2013-; NBER Associate Fellow 2009-.


Bruce Sacerdote.jpgBRUCE SACERDOTE, Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professor, Dartmouth College and NBER

Previous and Present Positions: Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professor of Economics, Dartmouth, 2005-; Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics, Dartmouth 1998-2003.

Degrees: Dartmouth College, B.A. in Economics, 1990; Harvard University, Ph.D. in Economics, 1997.

Publications: “Why Do College Going Interventions Work?” (with Carrell), forthcoming AEJ: Applied Economics, 2017; “Geographic Dispersion of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Fracking Revolution,” (with Feyrer and Mansur), AER, 2017; "From Natural Variation to Optimal Policy? The Importance of Endogenous Peer Group Formation," (with Carrell and West), Econometrica 2013; "Experimental and Quasi Experimental Analysis of Peer Effects," Annual Reviews of Economics, 2014; "Katrina's Children: Evidence on the Structure of Peer Effects," (with Imberman and Kugler), AER, 2012; "When the Saints Come Marching In: Effects of Katrina Evacuees on Schools, Student Performance and Crime," AEJ: Applied Economics, 2012; "Peer Effects in Education: How Might They Work, How Big Are They and How Much Do We Know Thus Far?", Handbook of the Economics of Education, eds. Hanushek, Machin & Woessmann, 2011; "Nature And Nurture Effects On Children's Outcomes: What Have We Learned From Studies Of Twins And Adoptees?" in Handbook of Social Economics, eds. Benhabib, Jackson & Bisin, 2010; "Colonialism and Modern Income--Islands As Natural Experiments," (with Feyrer), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009; "Will The Stork Return To Europe? Understanding Fertility Within Developed Nations," (with Feyrer and Stern), JEP, 2008; "How Large Are The Effects From Changes In Family Environment? A Study of Korean American Adoptees," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Editorial Board JEP, 2008-11.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Research Associate NBER; Associate Editor Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000-; Associate Editor Review of Economics and Statistics, approx. 2000-08; QJE and AER Awards for Excellence in Refereeing; Keynote speaker at European Society for Population Economics, 2015.


Betsey Stephenson.JPGBETSEY STEVENSON, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Previous and Present Positions: Member, Council of Economic Advisers 2013-15; Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, University of Sydney, 2015-; Chief Economist U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-11; Visiting Assistant Professor and Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Industrial Relations Section, Department of Economics, Princeton University; Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-10.

Degrees: Wellesley College, B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, 1993; Harvard University, Ph.D., 2001.

Publications: “Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress” (with Wolfers) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006; “The Impact of Divorce Laws on Marriage-Specific Capital,” Journal of Labor Economics, 2007; “Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces,” (with Wolfers) JEP, 2007; “Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox,” (with Wolfers) Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2008; “Divorce-Law and Women’s Labor Supply,” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2008; “Happiness Inequality in the United States,” (with Wolfers) Journal of Legal Studies, 2008; “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness,” AEJ: Economic Policy, 2009; “Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010; “The Polls–Review: Inaccurate Age and Sex Data in the Census PUMS Files: Evidence and Implications” (with Alexander and Davern) Public Opinion Quarterly, 2010; “Trust in Public Institutions over the Business Cycle” (with Wolfers), AER: Papers and Proceedings, 2011; “The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-being” (with Saks and Wolfers), Emotion, 2012; “Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress” (with Wolfers), Journal of Legal Studies, 2012; “Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?” (with Wolfers), AER: Papers and Proceedings, 2013; “Economic Analysis and Statistical Disclosure Limitation’ Comments and Discussion,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2015; “Business Tax Reform and the Labor Market,” (with Furman) in Michael Strain (ed.), The U.S. Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy, 2016.

AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors: Associate Editor, JEP 2017-; Committee on Government Relations 2015-.

Other Affiliations and Honors: Research Associate, NBER 2012-; Research Advisory Board, Committee for Economic Development 2017-; Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research Fellow 2016-; John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award, 2010; CESifo Research Fellow 2007-; Advisory Panel, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2011-13.