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Julie A. Nelson, PhD

  • Department Chair and Professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6925
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall-05-026

Areas of Expertise

Gender and economics; philosophy and methodology of economics; ecological economics; quantitative methods

Degrees

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Julie Nelson currently conducts research on feminism and economics, with special interests in methodology and in implications for social and environmental policies. She has also published in the areas of ethics, the teaching of economics, and the empirical analysis of household and individual behavior. She has served as a Research Economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California-Davis, an Associate Professor of Economics at Brandeis University, a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University, a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard Divinity School, and as the Visiting Sowell Professor of Economics at Bates College. Professor Nelson is the author of Economics for Humans (2006) and Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (1996), co-author of several other books and textbooks, and author  of articles in journals ranging from Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy, to Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and Ecological Economics. She is a former Associate Editor of the journal Feminist Economics.