Head Shot of Claudia Goldin

Claudia Goldin, PhD

Henry Lee Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University; and co-director of the NBER’s Gender in the Economy Study Group. An economic historian and a labor economist, Goldin’s research covers a wide range of topics, including the female labor force, the gender gap in earnings, income inequality, technological change, education, and immigration. She is best known for her historical work on women in the U.S. economy. Her most influential papers in that area have concerned the history of women’s quest for career and family, coeducation in higher education, the impact of the “Pill” on women’s career and marriage decisions, women’s surnames after marriage as a social indicator, the reasons why women are now the majority of undergraduates, and the new lifecycle of women’s employment. Her most recent book is “Career & Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity” (Princeton University Press).