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" to be 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” and she is an associate 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.