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Joyce Jacobsen

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

North College, 319
860-685-2010

Andrews Professor of Economics

Public Affairs Center, 332
860-685-2357

Professor of Economics

Public Affairs Center, 332
860-685-2357

jjacobsen@wesleyan.edu

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BA Harvard University
MSC London School of Economics and Political Science
PHD Stanford University

Joyce Jacobsen

Joyce P. Jacobsen is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University. She received Wesleyan’s Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2007.

Jacobsen’s research focuses on labor economics, particularly the economics of gender, including patterns of workforce sex segregation, migration, and the effects of interrupted work experience on women’s earnings and advancement. Jacobsen’s publications include The Economics of Gender, Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (coauthor Gil Skillman), Queer Economics: A Reader. (coeditor Adam Zeller), and many articles and book chapters. She has consulted for the World Bank, the ACLU, and other nonprofit organizations. She served as editor of Eastern Economic Journal (2005-10) and is President-Elect of the International Association for Feminist Economics.

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