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Joyce Jacobsen

Andrews Professor of Economics, Emerita

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

Joyce Jacobsen

Joyce P. Jacobsen is Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University. She is currently the President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

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 Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, 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 the Eastern Economic Journal (2005-10) and as President of the International Association for Feminist Economics. She received Wesleyan’s Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. 

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