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Betsey Stevenson


Betsey Stevenson, Chief Economist to Secretary Hilda L. Solis.

She is currently on leave from her position as an Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Dr Stevenson 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, a visiting scholar at the San Francisco Federal Reserve. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association.

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 an occasionally editorialist, and her thoughts on the economy are frequently covered in both print and television media.

Dr Stevenson earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.