Sandra E. Black holds the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs and is a Professor of Economics. 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 before arriving at the University of Texas, Austin in 2010.
She was the Editor of the Journal of Human Resources, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

She served as a Member of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers from August 2015-January 2017 and was on sabbatical at Brookings Institution for the Spring 2017 semester. 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. 10560
forthcoming in: Review of Economics and Statistics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9178
published as 'On the Origins of Risk-Taking in Financial Markets' in: Journal of Finance, 2017, 72 (5), 2229 - 2278
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9172
published in: Economics and Human Biology, 2016, 23, 27 - 45
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9169
published: Education Finance and Policy, Posted Online August 30, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8733
published in: Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, June 2016, 38(2): 336-363
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8043
revised version published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7899
revised version published in: Economics of Education Review, June 2015