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)