Business School and IAS Nobel Prize Popular Science Lecture

Claudia Goldin and Dissecting the Evolution of Labour Market Gender Gaps - The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2023


This lecture introduces Claudia Goldin, the laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2023, and her pioneering work on gender (in)equality in the labour market. By comprehensively documenting the economic history of US women of many novel dimensions in the past centuries, and applying a unifying demand-and-supply framework of female labour, Goldin and her collaborators demonstrate how women’s decisions relating to education and childrearing; technical innovations, laws and social norms that largely changed women’s opportunities for combining paid work and a family; and the structural transformation of the economy have interactively driven the evolution of the gender gap till today. The speaker will also briefly discuss the broad policy implications and the recent literature inspired by her work.


About the Speaker

Prof. Li Xuan obtained her BS in Mathematics and BA in Economics from Tsinghua University in 2013 and her PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2019. She then joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics. She is also the Faculty Associate in the Institute for Emerging Market Studies.

Prof. Li’s research interests include labour economics, organizational economics, behavioral economics, economics of education, and development economics.


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