Professor of Economics, New York University
Raquel Fernández received her PhD from Columbia University, in 1988. Since then, she has held positions at Boston University, New York University, the University of Oslo, the London School of Economics, and is now at New York University. Her research interests are varied, focusing on topics such as the reasons behind financial crisis and their impact on the accumulation of human capital, the role of culture on fertility and female labor force participation, as well as the gender wage gap. Professor Fernández has given invited lectures across the globe. She is an extremely prolific author with a systematic presence in the highest ranked journals in economics as well as a member of distinguished research organizations.
“Divorce Risk, Wages and Working Wives: A Quantitative Life-Cycle Analysis of Female Labour Force Participation” The Economic Journal (2014); “Cultural Change as Learning: The Evolution of Female Labor Force Participation Over a Century” American Economic Review (2013)
Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Muriel Niederle received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2002. She then joined the economics department at the University of Stanford, an affiliation she has maintained to date. Her research interests are centered on the fields of Behavioral and Experimental Economics with a particular focus on how differences in competitiveness across genders relate to asymmetries in labor market outcomes and other performance outcomes. Professor Niederle has published her work in the best economics journals and presented her research in numerous seminars worldwide.
“Knowing When to Ask: The Cost of Leaning In” Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming); “Gender” in Handbook in Experimental Economics (2016)