Sandra E. Black is Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Since that time, she worked as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and an Assistant, Associate, and ultimately Professor in the Department of Economics at UCLA, and held the Audre and Bernard Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin before arriving at Columbia University. She is currently an Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and was previously a Co-Editor and Editor of the Journal of Human Resources. Dr. Black is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution. She served as a Member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from August 2015-January 2017. Her research focuses on the role of early life experiences on the long-run outcomes of children, as well as issues of gender and discrimination.

Sandra was an IZA Fellow from October 2002 until July 2015 and rejoined in February 2017.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7117
revised version published in: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2015, 68(4), 833-861
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6541
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 96 (5), 824-837
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4946
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 31 (1) 2013, 119-153
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4866
published in: O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4B, Chapter 16, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3651
published in: Economics Letters, 2009, 105 (1), 138-140
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3452
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2011, 93 (2), 455-467.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3011
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2010, 45 (1), 33-58
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3007
published in: CESifo Economic Studies, 2011, 57 (1), 103-120
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2803
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92(1), 187-194
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1864
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122 (1), 409-439