Betsy Stevenson

Betsy 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, and a fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. Betsy was chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor from Sept. 2010 to Sept. 2011. Prior to that, she was a visiting professor at Princeton, an assistant professor at Wharton, and a visiting scholar at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. Betsy serves on the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association, the advisory board of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and the editorial board of the International Journal of Happiness and Development. She has published widely in leading economics journals about the impact of public policies on the labor market, with a focus on women and families, and has also written widely on subjective well-being.  Betsy is a columnist for Bloomberg View and a sometime-commentator for Public Radio’s Marketplace. She earned her Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.