Marianne Bertrand is Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. A native of Belgium, she studied economics and econometrics at University Libre de Bruxelles, and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research, and a co-editor of The Economic Journal. Published works include: with S. Mullainathan, "Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination," American Economic Review (2004); with A. Schoar, "Managing with Style: The Effect of Managers on Firm Policies," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2003); with S. Mullainathan, "Enjoying the Quiet Life? Corporate Governance and Managerial Preferences," Journal of Political Economy (2003); with F. Kramarz, "Does Entry Regulation Hinder Job Creation? Evidence from the French Retail Industry," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2002); and with S. Mullainathan, "Are CEOs Rewarded for Luck? The Ones Without Principals Are," Quarterly Journal of Economics (2001).
Her expertise comprises corporate finance and corporate governance, labor economics, issues of discrimination employment and diversity.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2005.