Claudia Goldin (Harvard University) has been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science for her contributions to advancing our understanding of gender dynamics and women’s progress in the work force. Goldin is a former RSF visiting scholar and grant recipient. She also contributed chapters to the RSF books Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace and The Declining Significance of Gender?
Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. She is a co-director of the NBER's Gender in the Economy group. An economic historian and a labor economist, Goldin's research covers a wide range of topics, including the female labor force, the gender gap in earnings, income inequality, technological change, education, and immigration. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of current issues of concern. Her most recent book is Career & Family: Women's Century-Long Journey toward Equity (Princeton University Press, 2021).