Betsey Stevenson, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Previous and Present Positions:
Member, Council of Economic Advisers 2013-15; Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, University of Sydney, 2015-; Chief Economist U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-11; Visiting Assistant Professor and Visiting Associate Research Scholar, Industrial Relations Section, Department of Economics, Princeton University, 2011-12; Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-10.
Wellesley College, B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, 1993; Harvard University, Ph.D., 2001.
“Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: Divorce Laws and Family Distress” (with Wolfers) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006; “The Impact of Divorce Laws on Marriage-Specific Capital,” Journal of Labor Economics, 2007; “Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces,” (with Wolfers) JEP, 2007; “Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox,” (with Wolfers) Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2008; “Divorce-Law and Women’s Labor Supply,” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2008; “Happiness Inequality in the United States,” (with Wolfers) Journal of Legal Studies, 2008; “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness,” AEJ: Economic Policy, 2009; “Beyond the Classroom: Using Title IX to Measure the Return to High School Sports,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010; “The Polls–Review: Inaccurate Age and Sex Data in the Census PUMS Files: Evidence and Implications” (with Alexander and Davern) Public Opinion Quarterly, 2010; “Trust in Public Institutions over the Business Cycle” (with Wolfers), AER: Papers and Proceedings, 2011; “The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-being” (with Saks and Wolfers), Emotion, 2012; “Subjective and Objective Indicators of Racial Progress” (with Wolfers), Journal of Legal Studies, 2012; “Subjective Well-Being and Income: Is There Any Evidence of Satiation?” (with Wolfers), AER: Papers and Proceedings, 2013; “Economic Analysis and Statistical Disclosure Limitation’ Comments and Discussion,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2015; “Business Tax Reform and the Labor Market,” (with Furman) in Michael Strain (ed.), The U.S. Labor Market: Questions and Challenges for Public Policy, 2016.
AEA Offices, Committee Memberships, and Honors:
Associate Editor, JEP 2017-; Committee on Government Relations 2015-.
Other Affiliations and Honors:
Research Associate, NBER 2012-; Research Advisory Board, Committee for Economic Development 2017-; Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research Fellow 2016-; John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award, 2010; CESifo Research Fellow 2007-; Advisory Panel, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2011-13.
Ben S. Bernanke (Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution) as President
Susan C. Athey (The Economics of Technology Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) as Vice-President
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg (William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Economics, Yale University) as Vice-President
Adriana Lleras-Muney (Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA) to the Executive Committee