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About Joyce Jacobsen

Joyce P. Jacobsen is Dean of Social Sciences, Director of Global Initiatives, and Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University. She has published mainly in the area of labor economics – including articles on sex segregation, migration, and the effects of labor force intermittency on women’s earnings. She has also published on the economics of wine and other collectibles. Jacobsen is the author of The Economics of Gender (Blackwell, 3rd edition, 2007), coauthor (with Gil Skillman) of Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (Blackwell, 2004), and coeditor (with Adam Zeller) of Queer Economics: A Reader (Routledge, 2007). She has degrees in economics from Harvard, London School of Economics, and Stanford. She has been a visiting professor at Colorado College, Harvard, Northwestern, and University of Groningen, and she taught at Rhodes College before coming to Wesleyan in 1993. She has consulted for the World Bank and other nonprofit organizations as well as doing litigation consulting for the ACLU and other entities. She served as editor of Eastern Economic Journal (2005-10) and is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Feminist Economics.

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