Leslie Stratton is a Professor of Economics at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her Ph.D. from M.I.T in 1989 in the fields of labor economics and econometrics. She teaches courses in both these areas at the undergraduate and the Master’s level. Her research focuses on the interaction between market and nonmarket activities – with a number of articles exploring employment decisions, college enrollment patterns, and household production (both housework and child care). Her work has been published in the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Research in Higher Education amongst others.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2004.