Department of Economics

Professor Elizabeth Brainerd

Elizabeth BrainerdSusan and Barton Winokur Professor in Economics and Women's and Gender Studies

Elizabeth Brainerd’s research focuses on labor and health economics, with particular interest in understanding the social and health consequences of the transition to capitalism in formerly socialist countries. Her work has examined changes in the gender wage gap and wage inequality in eastern Europe, the impact of World War II on marriage and fertility of Russian women, and the impact of economic transition on mortality in post-socialist countries. Professor Brainerd teaches econometrics, labor economics, and the Economics of Race and Gender. She holds the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in Economics and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.