Claudia Dale Goldin
Claudia Dale Goldin (born May 14, 1946) is an American economic historian and labor economist, and the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University. In October 2023, she was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (the Nobel Prize) "for having advanced our understanding of women's labour market outcomes". She was the third woman to win the award, and the first woman to win the award solo.
She is a co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's (NBER) Gender in the Economy Study Group and was the director of the NBER's Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. Goldin's research covers a wide range of topics, including the female labor force, the gender gap in earnings, income inequality, technological change, education, and immigration. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of current issues of concern. Her book Career & Family: Women's Century-Long Journey toward Equity (Princeton University Press) was released on October 5, 2021. Her contribution to studying women's work and labor market outcomes is evidenced in its impact on the fields of economics and economic history, including the study of women's role in economic development.
Goldin was the president of the American Economic Association in the 2013–14 academic year. In 1990, she became the first woman given a tenured professorship in Harvard's economics department.