Faculty Director

Description

Gender differences in economic outcomes such as labor force participation and wages have received growing attention from economists in the last several decades. On average, for example, men are paid more than women for the same work. While such information is important for our understanding of the economy and people’s economic lives, the role of gender in economics goes beyond these differences. The Initiative on the Study of Gender in the Economy will explore the relevance of gender in society and the economy, analyzing differences that may exist between men and women in political, economic, and social influence around the world.

Associated Scholars

Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars /

Jeannie Annan

Senior Research Associate, Harris School of Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Leonardo Bursztyn

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Co-Director of BFI Political Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rebecca Dizon-Ross

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Oeindrila Dube

Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris Public Policy; Director of BFI Initiative for the Study of Gender in the Economy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Yana Gallen

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars /

Alessandra González

Senior Research Associate, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Erik Hurst

Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business; Deputy Director, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
Scholars /

Juanna S. Joensen

Senior Research Associate, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ariel Kalil

Professor, Director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP), Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Emir Kamenica

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

John List

Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of the Chicago Experiments Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Pietro Veronesi

Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Apr 6, 2021

Self-image Bias and Lost Talent

Marciano Siniscalchi, Pietro Veronesi
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Feb 16, 2021

Informed Choices: Gender Gaps in Career Advice

Yana Gallen, Melanie Wasserman
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 17, 2020

The Education Gradient in Maternal Enjoyment of Time in Childcare

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, William Delgado, Lisa A. Gennetian

Associated News

BFI News Apr 8, 2020

BFI Awards Nine New Grants for the Study of Gender in the Economy

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is pleased to announce the award of nine new grants supporting research by University of Chicago faculty and students on gender and...
Media Mention Feb 11, 2020

College Major Related to Gender Wage Gap

Inside Higher Ed; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, but the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

CNBC Make It; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training