Patricia Cortes

Research Fellow

Boston University

Patricia Cortes is an Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy, and Law at the Questrom School of Business and Associate Director of the Human Capital Initiative at the Global Development Policy Center of Boston University. She is an empirical labor economist working on international migration and gender. Her current research focuses on understanding the sources of the gender pay gap, particularly for the highly educated. Her work has been published in leading economic journals, such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. Her research has been used in testimony before Congress, and highlighted, among other outlets, by The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Economist, and the Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining BU, Cortes was an Assistant Professor at University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Cortes obtained her PhD in Economics from MIT and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

Patricia joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2023.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11382
published in: Review of Economic Studies, 2021, 88 (4), 1936 - 1978
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10672
published in: Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys and Saul D. Hoffman (eds.), Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9846
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2019, 37 (2), 351-398