Distinguished Women in Economics
Each year, BU Women in Economics invites a senior female economist from a research institution to spend a day at BU as a distinguished visitor. We invite our visitor to partake in the following:
- Standard presentation of research
- Short presentation about personal experiences as a female researcher in economics, including:
- Specific advice on different stages of the career process
- General thoughts on issues affecting women in the profession
- Individual meetings with PhD students and faculty
There are no upcoming lectures scheduled at this time. Please check back in Spring 2020.
2020 Distinguished Women in Economics
Professor Sandra Black from Columbia University visited us virtually during Fall 2020. This is an event in the series of Distinguished Women in Economics at BU. The day featured a lecture highlighting Professor Black’s experience as a female research economist, a research seminar, and individual meetings with students and faculty members.
2018 Distinguished Women in Economics
2018 BU Distinguished Women in Economics: Shelly Lundberg (University of California, Santa Barbara)
2017 Distinguished Women in Economics
2017 BU Distinguished Women in Economics: Professor Linda Tesar
2016 Inaugural Distinguished Women in Economics
Inaugural BU Distinguished Women in Economics: Professor Nina Pavcnik
Nina Pavcnik is the Niehaus Family Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. Nina received her PhD from Princeton University in 1999. She is the current editor of the World Bank Review and co-editor of the Journal of International Economics. Her research lies at the intersection of international trade, development, and industrial organization with a specific emphasis on how households, workers, and firms respond to globalization. Her current work focuses on trade policy reform and its implications for economic growth and inequality.
Professor Pavcnik will give two scheduled lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 2016:
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Room 320/321 in the GSU
This lecture will highlight Professor Pavcnik’s personal experiences as a female research economist. She will touch on the following: her experience as a PhD student, job market placement, experiences within the Dartmouth economics department as a female tenure-track faculty member, work-life balance, and resources that helped most at different points in her career. The lecture will last 45 minutes and a Q&A will follow. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Location: Room 315 in the Economics Department (264 Bay State Rd.)
Title: “Export Markets and Labor Allocation in a Low-Income Country” (joint with Brian McCaig)