Middlebury

Caitlin Knowles Myers

Economics of Discrimination, Reproductive Policy and Teen Childbearing, Gender Differences in Labor Markets
Associate Professor of Economics

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Topics she can discuss include:

  • Economics of discrimination
  • Gender differences in labor markets
  • Reproductive policy and teen childbearing

About Caitlin Knowles Myers

Caitlin Knowles Myers is an associate professor of economics at Middlebury College and a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.  She teaches courses on labor economics, urban economics, the economics of discrimination, and empirical methods.

Myers’ research has focused on issues related to gender, race, and the economy, time use, and incentives for prosocial behaviors.   Her work has been published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Inquiry, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Journal of Urban Economics and has been featured by media outlets such as Slate.com, The Financial Times, NPR, and MSNBC.  Professor Myers' current research examines the social and economic effects of policies governing young women’s access to reproductive control.

Myers graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Middlebury faculty in 2005.

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