Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand, CWA speaker in Nov 2011, has been named the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics.

Marianne Bertrand, an expert in labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics, has been named the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics.

Some of her widely cited work includes “Are CEOs Rewarded for Luck? The Ones without Principals Are,” and “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination.” Her research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and the Journal of Finance, among others.

Co-director of the Social Enterprise Initiative, Bertrand also serves on the faculty advisory board for the University of Chicago’s Collegium for Culture and Society and the board of directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and co-editor of the American Economic Review.

Bertrand has received numerous awards throughout her career. Last year, she received the Brattle Group Prize’s First Prize Paper for “Information Disclosure, Cognitive Biases and Payday Borrowing” (with Adair Morse, associate professor of finance at Chicago Booth) and the Society of Labor Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics; she also was named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.

At Booth since 2000, Bertrand previously taught economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.