Claudia Goldin

Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, Director of the NBER's Development of the American Economy Program at National Bureau Of Economic Research

Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. 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 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 of many books including: Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women, The Race between Education and Technology, and Career & Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity. 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. She 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 Nemmers Prize in Economics in 2020 and the BBVA Prize in 2019. She received her BA from Cornell University and her PhD from the University of Chicago. She is an outdoor enthusiast, a bird-watcher, and has trained Pika, her Golden Retriever, to several performance scenting titles.