Miriam Gensowski is an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics. She obtained her PhD in Economics at the University of Chicago. Prior, she gained research experience at the economics department of Maastricht University (with Lex Borghans and Bas ter Weel), the OFCE in Nice, France (with Jean-Luc Gaffard), and the Economic Research Center at the University of Chicago (with James J. Heckman). Her master's degree in International Economic Studies is from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Miriam's research interests include labor economics, the economics of education, and applied microeconometrics. In particular, she has worked on the returns to education, wage inequality in the U.S., intergenerational occupational mobility, and the role of multi-dimensional abilities and psychological traits on occupational choice.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2011.