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Betsey Stevenson

Professor of Public Policy and Economics




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Curriculum Vitae

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Betsey Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and also Economics at the University of Michigan. She is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, affiliated with both the Labor Studies and Law and Economics programs. She is also a Fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and serves on the Broad of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association; is on the advisory board of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity; and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Happiness and Development.

Stevenson was previously the Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to that she was a visiting professor at Princeton, an Assistant Professor at Wharton, and also a visiting scholar at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. She is also a recipient of the John T. Dunlop Scholar for the best young labor economist. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, and earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Dr Stevenson has published widely in leading economics journals about the impact of public policies on the labor market, with a focus on women and families. She has also written widely on subjective well-being. Her research is interdisciplinary, and her research had an impact in economics, sociology, psychology, and demography, and within legal scholarship. She is a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a sometime commentator for Public Radio’s Marketplace program, and her thoughts on the economy are frequently covered in both print and television media.

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