President Joyce P. Jacobsen
Dr. Joyce P. Jacobsen began her role as the 29th President of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College on July 1, 2019.
Joyce P. Jacobsen became the 29th president of Hobart College and the 18th of William Smith College on July 1, 2019. Previously the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wesleyan University, Jacobsen is a renowned scholar of economics, an award-winning teacher and a skilled administrator. With more than three decades of experience taking on increasingly complex roles in higher education, Jacobsen received the unanimous recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee and the unanimous vote of the Colleges’ Board of Trustees. She is the first woman to serve as president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Coxe Hall, home of the President’s Office
Jacobsen earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with her A.B. in economics as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She began her academic career in 1988 as an assistant professor at Rhodes College before going to Wesleyan University in 1993. She earned full professor at Wesleyan in 2000, and was awarded an endowed chair as Andrews Professor of Economics in 2003. She was the recipient of the University’s prestigious Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2007. She began her work as an administrator in 2013 when she was appointed Dean of Social Sciences and Director of Global Initiatives at Wesleyan, and then Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2015.
An expert on labor economics, particularly the economics of gender, Jacobsen is the author of scores of journal articles and book chapters exploring sex segregation, migration and the effects of labor force intermittency on women’s earnings, among other topics, as well as the economics of wine and other collectibles. Her books include The Economics of Gender, Queer Economics: A Reader (co-edited with Adam Zeller) and Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (with Gilbert L. Skillman).
Jacobsen has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, Northwestern University, Colorado College and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where she held the Jantina Tammes Chair in Gender Studies. She has consulted for the World Bank, the ACLU and other nonprofit organizations. She served as editor of Eastern Economic Journal and on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals. Jacobsen was President of the International Association for Feminist Economics, served as a member of the American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, and is currently an elected board member of the Eastern Economic Association.
- Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wesleyan University, 2018-June, 2019
- Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wesleyan University, 2015-18
- Dean of Social Sciences and Director of Global Initiatives, Wesleyan University, 2013-15
- Andrews Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, 2003-present;
- Professor, 2000-03, Associate Professor, 1996-2000, Assistant Professor, 1993-96;
- Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2007
- Visiting Professor of Economics, Colorado College, Fall 2012
- Visiting Professor of Economics and Jantina Tammes Chair in Gender Studies, University of Groningen, Winter 2002
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Women’s Studies, Northwestern University, Winter-Spring 1991
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Summers 1994, 1992, 1989
- Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Rhodes College, 1988-93
- Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University, 1991
- M.Sc. in economics, London School of Economics, 1983
- A.B. in economics, Harvard University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982
- Reno High School, 1978; Presidential Scholar from Nevada
- Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2020, 171 pp.
- The Economics of Gender, Third Edition, Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2007, 482 pp. (earlier editions 1994, 1998)
- Queer Economics: A Reader (co-editor with Adam Zeller), New York and London: Routledge, 2007, 466 pp.
- Labor Markets and Employment Relationships (with Gilbert L. Skillman), Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004, 556 pp.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- “Feminist Use of Quantitative Methods,” Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics, Günseli Berik and Ebru Kongar (eds.), New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
- “From Neoclassicism to Heterodoxy: The Making of a Feminist Economist,” Gender Considered: Feminist Reflections Across the Social Sciences, Sarah Fenstermaker and Abigail Stewart (eds.), London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.
- “Neoclassical Models of Imperfectly Competitive Labor Markets” (with Gilbert L. Skillman), Models of Labor Markets, Bruce Kaufman (ed.), Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming.
- “The Care Economy in Post-Reform China: Feminist Research on Unpaid and Paid Work and Well-being” (with Rachel Connelly, Xiao-yuan Dong, and Yaohui Zhao), Feminist Economics, 2018, 24 (2): 1-30; 10.1080/13545701.2018.1441534.
- “Women and the Labor Market: A Feminist Perspective,” Oxford Handbook of Women and the Economy, Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, and Saul D. Hoffman (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press, 2018: 623-641; 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190628963.013.26.
- “Gender and the Economic Impacts of War,” Handbook on Gender and War, Simona Sharoni, Julia Welland, Linda Steiner, and Jennifer Pedersen (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2016: 232-248.
- “Occupational Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy: A Survey of Attitudes and Practices among Interventional Radiologists” (with Christine E. Ghatan, Magali Fassioto, Daniel Y. Sze, and Nishita Kothary), Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, July 2016, 27 (7): 1013-1020.
- “Comparing Standard Regression Modeling to Ensemble Modeling: How Data Mining Software Can Improve Economists’ Predictions” (with Laurence M. Levin and Zachary Tausanovitch), Eastern Economic Journal, Summer 2016, 42 (3), 387-398.
- “Convergences in Men’s and Women’s Life Patterns: Lifetime Work, Lifetime Earnings, and Human Capital Investment” (with Melanie Khamis and Mutlu Yuksel), Research in Labor Economics, 2015: Vol. 41, 1-33.
- “Changing Technologies of Household Production: Causes and Effects,” The Economics of the Family: How the Household Affects Markets and Economic Growth, Esther Redmount (ed.), Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014: Vol. 2, 141-169.
- “Gender Inequality: A Key Global Challenge — Reducing Losses due to Gender Inequality,” How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050, Bjørn Lomborg (ed.), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013: 192-206.
- “Closing the Gender Gap: What Would It Take?” The Economics of Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination in the 21st Century, Robert S. Rycroft (ed.), Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013: 177-193.
- “Accommodating Families,” Labor and Employment Law and Economics, Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Second Edition, Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, Seth D. Harris, and Orly Lobel (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009: 320-341.
- “Marriage, Specialization, and the Gender Division of Labor” (with Matthew J. Baker), Journal of Labor Economics, October 2007, 25 (4): 763-793.
- “A Human Capital-Based Theory of Postmarital Residence Rules” (with Matthew J. Baker), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, April 2007, 23 (1): 208-241.
- “Occupational Segregation and the Tipping Phenomenon: The Contrary Case of Court Reporting in the USA,” Gender, Work and Organization, March 2007, 14 (2): 130-161.
- “Introduction” and “The Status of Women Economists in US Universities and the World,” in “Explorations: The Status of Women Economists,” Joyce P. Jacobsen (ed.), Feminist Economics, July 2006, 12 (3): 427-474.
- “Men’s Issues in Development,” The Other Half of Gender: Men’s Issues in Development, Ian Bannon and Maria C. Correia (eds.), Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2006: 1-28.
- “Timing Constraints and the Allocation of Time: The Effects of Changing Shopping Hours Regulations in the Netherlands” (with Peter Kooreman), European Economic Review, January 2005, 49 (1): 9-27. Also Chapter 2 in The Economics of Time Use, D. S. Hamermesh and G. A. Pfann (eds.), Amsterdam: Elsevier.
- “Recent Trends in U.S. Earnings Inequality by Gender,” Journal of Income Distribution, Fall-Winter 2003-04, 12 (3-4): 36-55.
- “Do Women and Non-Economists Add Diversity to Research in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics?” (with Andrew E. Newman), Eastern Economic Journal, Fall 2003, 29 (4): 575-591.
- “Some Implications of the Feminist Project in Economics for Empirical Methodology,” Toward a Feminist Philosophy in Economics, Drucilla K. Barker and Edith Kuiper (eds.), NY and London: Routledge, 2003: 89-104.
- “Exploring the Relationship between Price and Quality for the Case of Hand-Rolled Cigars” (with David M. Freccia and Peter Kilby), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Spring 2003, 43 (1): 169-189.
- “The Human Capital Explanation for the Gender Gap in Earnings,” Women, Family, and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender, Karine S. Moe (ed.), Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2003: 161-176.
- “How Family Structure Affects Labor Market Outcomes,” The Economics of Work and Family, Jean Kimmel and Emily P. Hoffman (eds.), Kalamazoo, Mich.: W. E. Upjohn Institute, 2002: 133-158.
- “Calculation of Returns to Job Tenure Revisited” (with Laurence M. Levin), Applied Economics Letters, June 2002, 9 (7): 473-477.
- “The Rate of Return on Investment in Wine” (with Benjamin J. Burton), Economic Inquiry, July 2001, 39 (3): 337-350. Reprinted as Chapter 11 in Handbook of the Economics of Wine, Volume 1, Price, Finance, and Expert Opinion, Orley Ashenfelter, Olivier Gergaud, Karl Storchmann, and William Ziemba (eds.), Singapore: World Scientific Handbook in Financial Economics Series (Vol. 6), 2018: 247-270.
- “The Effects of Child-Bearing on Women’s Marital Status: Using Twin Births as a Natural Experiment” (with James Wishart Pearce III and Joshua L. Rosenbloom), Economics Letters, January 2001, 70 (1): 133-138.
- “Looking at the Glass Ceiling: Do White Men Receive Higher Returns to Tenure and Experience?” (with Laurence M. Levin), Prosperity for All? The Economic Boom and African Americans, Robert Cherry and William M. Rodgers III (eds.), New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000: 217-244.
- “The Effects of Internal Migration on the Relative Economic Status of Women and Men” (with Laurence M. Levin), Journal of Socio-Economics, Summer 2000, 29 (2): 291-304.
- “Gender Aspects of the American Economy,” The United States in the Twentieth Century: Markets, Second Edition, Grahame Thompson (ed.), London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2000: 209-234 (First Edition, 1994: 215-240).
- “Labor Force Participation,” Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Winter 1999, 39 (5): 597-610.
- “The Use of Structured Peer Review in Writing-Intensive Courses: Helping Students Comprehend the Evaluation Process,” Valuing Us All: Feminist Pedagogy and Economics, April Laskey Aerni and KimMarie McGoldrick (eds.), Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999: 184-192.
- “Measuring Returns on Investments in Collectibles” (with Benjamin J. Burton), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 1999, 13 (4): 193-212.
- “The Effects of Child-Bearing on Married Women’s Labor Supply and Earnings: Using Twin Births as a Natural Experiment” (with James Wishart Pearce III and Joshua L. Rosenbloom), Journal of Human Resources, Summer 1999, 34 (3): 449-474.
- “Marriage and Migration: Comparing Gains and Losses from Migration for Couples and Singles” (with Laurence M. Levin), Social Science Quarterly, September 1997, 78 (3): 688-709.
- “Workforce Sex Segregation in Developing Countries: General Patterns and Statistical Relationships for Developing Countries in the Western Hemisphere,” Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Global Perspective, Janet Rives and Mahmood Yousefi (eds.), Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1997: 35-56.
- “What Data Do Economists Use? The Case of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations” (with Andrew E. Newman), Feminist Economics, Summer 1997, 3 (2): 127-130.
- “Do Men Whose Wives Work Really Earn Less?” (with Wendy L. Rayack), American Economic Review, May 1996, 86 (2): 268-273.
- “Effects of Intermittent Labor Force Attachment on Women’s Earnings” (with Laurence M. Levin), Monthly Labor Review, September 1995, 118 (9): 14-19.
- “Sex Segregation at Work: Trends and Predictions,” Social Science Journal, April 1994, 31 (2): 153-169.
- “Trends in Work Force Sex Segregation, 1960-1990,” Social Science Quarterly, March 1994, 75 (1): 204-211. Reprinted in Women in the Labor Market, Marianne A. Ferber (ed.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1998.
- “Incorporating Data Collection and Written Reports in Microeconomics,” Journal of Economic Education, Winter 1994, 25 (1): 31-43.
- “The Use of Earnings Variance in Testing The Invisibility Hypothesis,” Applied Economics, July 1993, 25 (7): 911-917.
- “Spillover Effects from Government Employment,” Economics Letters, September 1992, 40 (1): 101-104.
- “Employee Response to Compulsory Short–Time Work” (with Victor R. Fuchs), Industrial Relations, Fall 1991, 30 (3): 501-513.
- “The Economics of Comparable Worth: Theoretical Considerations,” Comparable Worth: Analyses and Evidence, M. Anne Hill and Mark R. Killingsworth (eds.), Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press, 1989: 36-50.
Other Publications and Papers
- “Tips for Surviving and Thriving as an Academic Economist” (with Laura Argys, Susan Averett, Karen Conway, Hope Corman, Dhaval Dave, and Amanda Ross), Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Issue II 2020: 3-9.
- “Gender Wage Gap,” Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Nancy Naples (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
- “Benefits and Costs of the Gender Equality Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda,” Response Paper, Post-2015 Consensus Project, Copenhagen Consensus Center, October 2014.
- “How Did the Great Recession Affect Poverty Rates for Demographic Groups? Sex, Female;” and “…Sex, Male” (with Timothy J. Essenberg), The New Faces of American Poverty: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession, Lindsey K. Hanson and Timothy J. Essenburg (eds.), Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014: 322-329; 330-342.
- “Trygve Haavelmo” and “Edmond Malinvaud,” An Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, Second Edition, Thomas Cate (ed.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013: 226-228; 429-432 (First Edition, 1997: 218-220; 392-395).
- “Do Babysitters Have More Kids? The Effects of Teenage Work Experiences on Adult Outcomes” (with Zeynep Erdogan and Peter Kooreman), IZA Discussion Paper No. 6856, September 2012.
- “The Role of Technological Change in Increasing Gender Equity with a Focus on Information and Communications Technology,” World Bank Development Report 2012 Background Paper, 2011.
- “Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity,” Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, and Jane E. Sloan (eds.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011.
- “Busway: Serious Rapid Transit” (with Christiaan Hogendorn), Hartford Courant, December 26, 2010: C5.
- “Earnings Inequality Within and Across Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Groups in Four Latin American Countries” (with Wendy Cunningham), World Bank Policy Research Working Paper no. WPS 4591, 2008.
- “Publishing: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” Canadian Women Economists Network Newsletter, 2008.
- “Economy: History of Women's Participation,” Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, Jodi O'Brien (ed.), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.
- “Gender Roles and the Division of Labor,” The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, Larry Blume and Steven Durlauf (eds.), London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
- “Larry Summers Puts Foot in Mouth, Engenders Big Controversy,” International Association for Feminist Economics Newsletter, March 2005, 14 (5): 19-20.
- “Choices and Changes,” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Regional Review, Q1 2005, 14 (3): 17-21.
- “Economic Man,” The Social Science Encyclopedia, Third Edition, Adam Kuper and Jessica Kuper (eds.), NY and London: Routledge, 2004: 274-276.
- “Where We Are Now and Future Possibilities,” Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track: Success of Parents in Demanding Professions, Jerry A. Jacobs and Janice Fanning Madden (eds.), Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, November 2004, 596: 221-225.
- “Harriet Taylor,” Biographical Dictionary of British Economists, Donald Rutherford (ed.), Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press, 2004.
- “An Overview of Networking Strategies,” Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Spring/Summer 2004: 6-8.
- “Women and Equality: Still Much Work To Be Done,” Hartford Courant, March 25, 2004: A11.
- “Group-Based Inequalites: The Roles of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender” (with Wendy Cunningham, Lucas Siga, and Anna Risi), Chapter 3 in Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Breaking with History? World Bank Viewpoints Series, 2004.
- “Modeling and Measurement of Transitions Between Income Categories,” Social Science Quarterly, December 2001, 82 (4): 676-679.
- “Margaret Gordon” and “Ursula Hicks,” Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists, Robert W.Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, and Evelyn L. Forget (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2000: 196-199; 211-215.
- “Human Capital Theory,” Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics, Janice Peterson and Margaret Lewis (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1999: 443-448.
- “Amartya Sen: An Exceptional Life,” Kentucky Journal of Economics and Business, 1999, 18: 3-12.
- “A Survey of the Research on Financial Returns to Various Collectibles” (with Benjamin J. Burton), Photograph Collector, February 1999, 20 (2): 1-7.
- “Comparable Worth,” Encyclopedia of Political Economy, Phillip O’Hara (ed.), London: Routledge, 1999: 125-127.
- “Trends in Workforce Segregation: 1980 and 1990 Census Figures,” Social Science Quarterly, March 1997, 78 (1): 234-235.
- “Results from a National Survey of Court Reporters: Demographic Characteristics and Estimated Effects on Employment and Earnings of Proposed Changes in Court Reporting Technology,” Journal of Court Reporting, June 1993, 54 (8): 42-47.
- “Survey Reveals ER’s Negative Effects on Women and Minorities” (with Gary M. Cramer), Journal of Court Reporting, August-October 1992, 53 (10): 26-30.
- “The Lorenz Curve,” “Race and Economics,” and “Women in the Work Force,” Survey of Social Science: Economics, Frank N. Magill (ed.), Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 1991: 1311-1317; 1916-1922; 2448-2454. Also in International Encyclopedia of Economics, Frank N. Magill (ed.), Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997.
- Employment of Women in Chinese Cultures: Half the Sky, Cherlyn Skromme Granrose (ed.), Gender, Work and Organization, May 2008, 15 (3): 304-305.
- Law and Economics: Alternative Economic Approaches to Legal and Regulatory Issues, Margaret Oppenheimer and Nicholas Mercuro (eds.), Feminist Economics, April 2007, 13 (2): 224-226.
- Feminist Economics Today: Beyond Economic Man, Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson (eds.), Journal of Economic Literature, March 2005, 43 (1): 138-140.
- Women’s Work: American Schoolteachers 1650-1920, Joel Perlmann and Robert Margo, Eastern Economic Journal, Summer 2004, 30 (3): 504-506.
- Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit, Saul D. Hoffman and Laurence S. Seidman, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, September 2003, 58 (3): 554-556.
- Basic Income on the Agenda, Robert van der Veen and Loek Groot (eds.), Journal of Economic Literature, December 2002, 60 (4): 1264-1265.
- In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-century America, Alice Kessler-Harris, Economic History Services, June 26, 2002, URL: http://www.eh.net/bookreviews/library/0505.shtml.
- Capital Accumulation and Women’s Labour in Asian Economies, Peter Custers, Journal of Asian Studies, November 1999, 58 (4): 1163-1164.
- A Question of Balance: Labour, Management and Society, E. A. Ramaswamy, Journal of Asian Studies, February 1999, 58 (1): 245-246.
- Myths of Ethnicity and Nation: Immigration, Work, and Identity in the Belize Banana Industry, Mark Moberg, Labor History, August 1998, 39 (3): 351-352.
- Kellogg’s Six-Hour Day, Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Journal of Economic History, March 1998, 58 (1): 274-275.
- U.S. Women in Struggle: A Feminist Studies Anthology, Claire Goldberg Moses and Heidi Hartmann (eds.), Feminist Economics, Fall 1997, 3 (3): 116-118.
- Bound by our Constitution: Women, Workers, and the Minimum Wage, Vivien Hart, Social Science Quarterly, September 1995, 76 (3): 687-688.
- On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor, and Divorce, Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, International Association for Feminist Economics Newsletter, Summer 1994, 4 (1): 5.
- Incomparable Worth: Pay Equity Meets the Market, Steven Rhoads, Journal of Economic Literature, June 1994, 32 (2): 717-719.
- Comparable Worth: Theories and Evidence, Paula England, Journal of Economic Literature, December 1993, 31 (4): 1997-1998.
- Chinatown No More: Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York, Hsiang-Shui Chen, Labor History, Spring-Summer 1993, 34 (2-3): 401-402.
- Race, Gender and Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in the United States, Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei, Journal of Economic History, September 1992, 52 (3): 738-739.
- Equity and Gender The Comparable Worth Debate, Ellen Frankel Paul, and Wage Justice: Comparable Worth and the Paradox of Technocratic Reform, Sarah Evans and Barbara Nelson, Southern Economic Journal, April 1991, 57 (4): 1200-1201.
- Comparable Worth: New Directions for Research, Heidi Hartmann (ed.), Journal of Economic Literature, June 1986, 24 (1): 723-725.
- economics of gender
- intermediate macroeconomics, microeconomics
- introductory economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics
- labor economics
- laboratory methods for economics
- mathematical economics
- quantitative methods in economics
- research seminar for senior economics majors
- seminar on history of economic thought
- seminar on human capital issues
- seminar on women in world economies
- urban economics
- 51 undergraduate theses directed
Professional Associations and Reviewer Service
- Board member, Eastern Economic Association, 2005-12, 2018-present; International Association for Feminist Economics, 2010-18 (President, 2016-17); American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, 1996-99
- Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Member of Advisory Committee for Status of Women in the States project, 2014-15; Member of Working Group on Social Indicators of Women’s Status, 1998-2001; Member of Advisory Committee for Status of Women in Connecticut project, 1998
- AP microeconomics test development committee, 2012-15
- Editor, Eastern Economic Journal, 2005-10
- Associate Editor: Economics, 2007-present; Feminist Economics, 2004-10
- Editorial boards: Feminist Economics, 2011-present, 2003; Journal of Income Distribution, 2006-present; Journal of Wine Economics, 2006-present; Equal Opportunities International, 2006-09; Biographical Dictionary of American Economists, 2003-06; Social Science Quarterly, 1997-2011
- Member of Institute for New Economic Thinking US task force on undergraduate economics teaching, 2010-12
- Member of planning commitee, Veteran Feminists of America, Connecticut Pioneers, “Feminism and its Values: An Intergenerational Dialogue” Conference and Awards Dinner, 2005
- Book reviewer for Choice, 1995-present
- Referee for American Economist, American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, Applied Economics, Asian Women, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Bulletin of Economic Research, China Economic Review, Community Development, Contemporary Economic Policy, Demography, Eastern Economic Journal, Economic Development Quarterly, Economic Inquiry, Economics, Economies, Education Economics, Equal Opportunities International, European Journal of Comparative Economics, European Review of Economic History, European Sociological Review, FEBM proceedings, Feminist Economics, Handbook of Technology Management, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, Information Economics and Policy, International Journal of Manpower, International Journal of Time Use Research, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Consumer Policy, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Media Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Wine Economics, Journal of Wine Research, Labor History, Labour Economics, PLOS One, Population Research and Policy Review, Population, Space and Place, Population Studies, Race and Social Problems, Research in Labor Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economics of the Household, Review of Income and Wealth, Review of Industrial Organization, Review of Middle East Economics and Finance, Sage Open, Scholar&Feminist Online, Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Science Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Methods and Research, Southern Economic Journal, Sustainability, Synthese, Women’s Studies International Forum
- Reviewer for Addison Wesley, American Council of Learned Societies, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Edward Elgar Publishing, HarperCollins, Heinemann Press, Houghton Mifflin, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Kluwer, Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Polity Press, Princeton University Press, Routledge, Russell Sage Foundation, Sage Publications, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Southwestern College Publishing, University of Michigan Press, W.E.Upjohn Instiute, Worth Publishers
- External reviewer of the Barnard College, Bucknell University, Colgate University, Denison University, Oberlin College, Trinity College, United States Naval Academy, University of Southern Maine, Wabash College, and Williams College economics departments
- NEASC Accreditation reviewer of Mount Holyoke College
- Interim Director, Center for Global Studies, 2015
- Wesleyan United Way, Co-Chair, 2015, 2005; Vice-Chair, 2004; Advisory Committee, 2014-present, 2004-08
- Interim Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, 2014; Governing Board, 2007-11
- Educational Policy Committee Chair, 2010-12
- College of Social Studies Co-Chair, 2010-11
- Review and Appeals Board, 2008-11 (Vice-Chair, 2008-09), 2001
- Urban Studies course cluster co-coordinator, 2000-10
- Campus Center Planning Committee, 2002-07, 1997-2000; Advisory Committee, 2007-09
- Community Research Seminar Advisory Committee, 2008, 1997-2001
- Baccalaureate speaker, 2007
- Chair of the Faculty, 2004-05; Vice-Chair, 2003-04
- Economics Department Chair, 2003-06
- Phi Beta Kappa chapter President, 2003-06; Secretary 1999-2003
- Omicron Delta Epsilon chapter faculty advisor, 2002-06
- Christian A. Johnson research assistantships co-coordinator, 1999-2002
- Faculty Student Affairs Committee, 1997-99 (Chair 1998-99)
- Economics Department seminar series coordinator, 1994-97
- Curriculum Committee, 1991-93 (Chair of subcommittee on petitions 1992-93)
- Phi Beta Kappa chapter President, 1990-93
- Transfer student advisor, 1989-93
- Library Committee, 1989-92
- Minority Student and Faculty Retention Committee, 1989-91