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Come hear Associate Professor of Economics Olga Shurchkov ‘01

Professor Shurchov's talk - titled "How Women Compete and Win" - will address gender differences in economic outcomes such as wage gaps, status gaps and behavioral causes of those.

Please RSVP by using the quick RSVP form below (put your class in the "organization" field), or by emailing Irene Groban at, or call Irene at 914-761-4582.

About Our Speaker:

Olga Shurchkov is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wellesley College; B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wellesley College Professor Shurchkov’01 teaches macroeconomics and behavioral and experimental economics. She has also taught Global Economic Environment: Business Cycles and Financial Markets at Columbia Business School. Professor Shurchkov’s recent research focuses on using the experimental methodology to investigate issues in various types of discrimination in the labor market.  In particular, while on sabbatical at the Harvard Kennedy School, she explored gender differences in performance under competition and appearance-based discrimination.  Her new projects will include a broad range of topics from gender differences in leadership productivity to the influence of a country’s institutional background on the development of social norms.