Susan L. Averett, Ph.D., is the Charles A. Dana professor of Economics at Lafayette College. She is the author of dozens of academic articles and book chapters. Her research covers a wide array of topics in both labor, health, and demographic economics. She is the co-editor (along with Saul Hoffman and Laura Argys) of the "Handbook on Women and the Economy" published in 2018 by Oxford University Press. She is the co-author with Saul Hoffman of the textbook “Women in the Economy: Family, Work and Pay” (now in its fourth edition) and in 2022 she and Laura Argys authored "Women in the Workforce: What Everyone Needs to Know" which was published by Oxford University Press. She is currently a co-editor at Economics and Human Biology. She was co-editor with Edward Gamber of the Eastern Economic Journal from 2010-2015. She is a past board member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2012.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10185
forthcoming in: Applied Economics Letters