Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and occupies the Lee and Ezpeleta Professorship in the Arts and Sciences. She was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017 and is currently co-director of the NBER’s Gender in the Economy working group. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of issues of current concern. She is the author and editor of many books including: Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity, Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women, The Race between Education and Technology, and Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America’s History. Goldin was the president of the American Economic Association and of the Economic History Association. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and is a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Labor Economists. She received the BBVA Prize in 2019, the Nemmers Prize in Economics in 2020, and was the Distinguished CES Fellow in 2022. She received her BA from Cornell University and her PhD from the University of Chicago. She is an outdoor enthusiast, a birdwatcher, and has trained Pika, her Golden Retriever, to an “excellent” performance scenting title.