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Economist Betsey Stevenson to discuss, “Our Changing Lives, Work, Family and Policy in a Time of Gender Equality,” April 20, 2017

The 2017 Martin H. Crego Lecture in Economics will be delivered by University of Michigan economist Betsey Stevenson. Stevenson’s lecture, “Our Changing Lives, Work, Family and Policy in a Time of Gender Equality,” will draw from her research as a labor economist with a focus on women and families.

This lecture will take place on Thursday, April 20, 5:00pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.

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, 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. She is a columnist for Bloomberg View, and her thoughts on the economy are frequently utilized in the media.

Currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Stevenson also served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors, 2013-2015. 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, and a Fellow of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Munich. In 2010, Stevenson was Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Stevenson earned a BA in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College and an MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University.

About the Martin H. Crego Lecture
The fund was established by Jean E. Crego, class of 1932, in honor of her father, Martin H. Crego. She wrote that “the study of Economics was a source of interest and satisfaction throughout his life and [his] keen judgment and wise handling of economic matters, and the generous legacy received from him, make possible this gift in his memory.”

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, March 8, 2017