Heather Antecol received her Ph.D. in Economics from McMaster University in 1999. Since then she has been an Associate Professor and Assistant Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College, an Assistant Professor of Economics at Illinois State University, a visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an Associate Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University. She also served as the Director of the Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children at Claremont McKenna College, as well as a Research Fellow of the Canadian International Labor Network (CILN) and a visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University. She is currently the Boswell Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2004. She has published papers on various aspects of labor economics, including immigration, discrimination, and sexual harassment in the U.S. military and federal government.