Women at Work lecture series

Fall 2016 Women at Work lecture series

Please join us:

The lecture series, "Women at Work," co-sponsored by the Economics Department, BCRW and the Athena Center, continues with:

September 20th

Chinhui Juhn, Henry Graham Professor of Economics at the University of Houston, who will speak on  “Specialization Then and Now: Marriage, Children, and the Gender Earnings Gap across Cohorts”

Tuesday, September 20 from 4:10-5:30pm
405 Milbank Hall, Barnard College

CHINHUI JUHN is the Henry Graham Professor of Economics at the University of Houston and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).  Professor Juhn teaches labor economics, economics of education, and economics of gender.  An expert in the area of U.S. labor markets, she has previously served as senior economist in the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Professor Juhn has written on wage inequality, labor force participation, and the racial wage gap.  Her current work examines issues in earnings instability, family labor supply, and impact of trade liberalization policies on gender inequality. Her work has been published in top journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the American Economic Review. Her work has also been cited in the popular press such as The New York Times and The Economist. Professor Juhn received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.


September 27th

Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Brown University, who will speak on “The Long-Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families”

Tuesday, September 27 from 4:10-5:30pm
LL103 Diana Center, Barnard College

Anna Aizer's research focuses on understanding the intergenerational persistence of poverty. More specifically, she studies the role that family violence, health, maternal stress and parental investment in human capital play in perpetuating poverty across generations.  She is a professor of economics at Brown University and co-director of the NBER Children's Program. Before joining the Brown faculty, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton's Center for Research on Child Well-Being. Her research has been featured in ScienceAmerican Economic Review, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.