Juanna Schrøter Joensen

Research Fellow

University of Chicago

Juanna Schrøter Joensen is a Research Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of individual human capital investments, which are key to understanding income and wealth inequality. In her research, she quantifies how incentives and circumstances interact with endowments and information in shaping human capital. She highlights important aspects of heterogeneity in human capital and its interaction with institutions and public policies; such as financial aid, choice sets, curricula, and grading. She shows how financial and non-financial incentives can have very different impacts on individual behavior and success; depending on socioeconomic environment, skills, and gender. She has received several awards for her research. Her PhD dissertation was prized the best in Social Sciences in 2007 and the best in Economics in the two-year period 2006-2007 at Aarhus University. She also received the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE) Young Labour Economist Prize 2009.

She joined the IZA network as a Research Fellow in August 2014.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11141
published in: Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 157, 158-183
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8412
Nina Jalava, Juanna Schrøter Joensen, Elin Pellas
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 115, 161-196
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7164
revised version published as 'Mathematics and Gender: Heterogeneity in Causes and Consequences' in: Economic Journal, 2016, 126, 1129-1163
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2357
revised version published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2009, 44 (1), 171-198
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1962
revised version published in: Labour Economics, 2007, 14 (6), 971-986