Joyce Jacobsen


Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT USA

Joyce P. Jacobsen is Andrews Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University, where she has served in several administrative roles, including chair of the faculty and department chair. She has published mainly in the area of labor economics, including articles on sex segregation, migration, and the effects of labor force intermittency on women's earnings. She is the author of The Economics of Gender (Blackwell, 3rd edition, 2007), coauthor (with Gil Skillman) of Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (Blackwell, 2004), and coeditor (with Adam Zeller) of Queer Economics: A Reader (Routledge, 2007), She has degrees in economics from Harvard, LSE, and Stanford. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Northwestern, and University of Groningen, and taught at Rhodes College before coming to Wesleyan. She has consulted for the World Bank and other nonprofit organizations as well as doing litigation consulting, most recently for the ACLU. She is an associate editor of Feminist Economics and is the coeditor of Eastern Economic Journal. She has been an IAFFE member since its inception.

Bio updated June 2016