29/11: Why Goldin Won: The Nobel Prize-Winning Research of Claudia Goldin

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2023 to Claudia Goldin (Harvard University) “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes”.

In this ReSES ID seminar, Matti Sarvimäki from Aalto University and Sari Kerr from Wellesley College will explain why Claudia Goldin won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics and provide insights into Goldin’s influential body of work.

29 November 2023 between 15:15 – 17:00 (Helsinki time), on Zoom

Speaker: Matti Sarvimäki (Aalto University)
Speaker: Sari Kerr (Wellesley College)
Chair: N. Emrah Aydinonat (University of Helsinki)
Zoom link: Send email to contact@reses-argumenta.fi

Matti Sarvimäki is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Aalto University and Helsinki Graduate School of Economics and a part-time Associate Research Professor at the VATT Institute for Economic Research. Matti is a labor economist who also works in other areas of economics and multidisciplinary projects. He completed his doctoral degree at the Helsinki School of Economics in 2009. He has been a researcher at the London School of Economics and a visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London.

Sari Kerr is a senior research scientist and program director at Wellesley Centers for Women and a lecturer at the economics department of Wellesley College. Her current research interests are in the area of entrepreneurship, immigration, and the intersection of family and the labor market. Sari is primarily interested in how labor markets along with policy and industrial conditions shape the behavior of firms and the career trajectories of their employees. Her recent work focuses on gender career differences across the family life cycle and the role of jobs and firms. She is also frequently consulted by governments and policymakers regarding high-skilled immigration and she testified in the United States congress on the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. economy. Her work is regularly covered in popular media outlets.
Sari received her PhD from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 2000. After completing the Yrjö Jahnsson post-doctoral fellowship at the economics department of MIT, Sari spent several years as an economic consultant at Charles River Associates in Toronto and Boston. After returning to academia Sari has taught economics courses at Boston University, MIT, University of Helsinki, and Wellesley College.


This ReSES ID Seminar is a part of the Rethinking the Serviceability of Economics to Society project (funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation). At every ReSES ID Seminar, attendees can expect a central presentation, succeeded by a discussion facilitated by a designated commentator. The audience is encouraged to participate and offer their questions and comments. We welcome anyone interested in these subjects to join us and engage in valuable discussions and reflections. Students, in particular, are cordially invited to attend, and we look forward to their presence.  

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