Fred G. Steingraber/A. T. Kearney Professor of Economics
Cities: Madrid, Paris, London
Marianne Bertrand is an applied microeconomist who has done work on racial discrimination, CEO pay and incentives, and the effects of regulation on employment, among other topics in labor economics and corporate finance. Her research in these areas has been published widely, including numerous research articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance, as well as several public policy journals.
She is the recipient of the 2004 Elaine Bennett Research Prize, awarded by the American Economics Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. The prize recognizes and honors outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career. She also is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in 2003.
Bertrand taught at Princeton University for two years before joining Chicago Booth in 2000. She is currently a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor.
Besides teaching and publishing, Bertrand also has served as coeditor of the Economic Journal and as associate editor of multiple journals.
She received a bachelor's degree in economics from Belgium's Universit Libre de Bruxelles in 1991, followed by a master's degree in econometrics from the same institution the next year. She moved to the United States in 1993 and earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1998. She joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2000.
Her hobbies include cooking, movies, and music.