Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan
Topics of Expertise:
Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Division of Labor in Families / Domestic Violence & Child Abuse / Family Law / History & Trends on Gender, Marriage & Family Life / Marriage & Divorce / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Public Policy / Work & Family
Betsey Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney, a Research Fellow in the Public Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. She served as a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015 and as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011. She has held previous positions at Princeton University and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Dr. Stevenson is a labor economist who 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 on the value of subjective well-being data for policy analysis. Her research explores women’s labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and how these labor market experiences and economic forces on the family influence each other. 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.