Shelly Lundberg

Distinguished Professor of Economics and Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at University Of California, Santa Barbara

Shelly Lundberg is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Labor Economists and a Research Fellow at IZA. Lundberg served as Chair of the AEA’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession from 2016 to 2018. Lundberg’s research is focused in labour economics and the economics of the family, including issues such as discrimination, inequality, family decision-making and the intra-household allocation of resources. Recent projects include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labour supply of adult children, the economic returns to psychosocial traits, and the gender gap in educational attainment. She received her Ph.D in Economics from Northwestern University in 1981.