Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labour. Professor Bertrand is an applied micro-economist whose research covers the fields of labour economics, corporate finance, and development economics. Her research in these areas has been published widely, including numerous research articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance.
Professor Bertrand is a Co-Director of Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative. She is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University of Chicago’s Collegium for Culture and Society, as well as of the Board of Directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Professor Bertrand also serves as Co-editor of the American Economic Review. She has received several awards and honors, including the 2004 Elaine Bennett Research Prize, awarded by the American Economic Association to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career, and the 2012 Society of Labour Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labour Economics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Born in Belgium, Professor Bertrand received a Bachelor's Degree in economics from Belgium's Universite Libre de Bruxelles in 1991, followed by a Master's Degree in econometrics from the same institution the next year. She moved to the United States in 1993 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1998. She was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Princeton University for two years before joining Chicago Booth in 2000.
Recent work by Marianne Bertrand
Programmes need to be better targeted and designed to maximise the social externalities they create for them to be cost-effective
Legal constraints to firm growth incentivise large firms to find loopholes by hiring contract labour
Assigning civil servants to environments to which they are most socially proximate may actually limit their ability to effectively serve the nation