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Making Economics History

This year’s Nobel prize in economic sciences was awarded to Claudia Goldin— the third woman to win the prestigious award and the first to achieve it solo. Goldin, who is a professor at Harvard, was named the laureate for her formidable research on women in the workforce, which focuses primarily on pay gaps, trends in employment rates, and the impact of societal norms on working women. Goldin’s work shines a light on the underlying factors of workplace inequality and how to solve the crisis. Goldin praised the women who have helped her reach this goal in her acceptance speech, saying, “I have worked very hard to try to change the representation of women in economics. I’ve often been asked what I have benefited from in terms of women entering the field of economics. What I’ve benefited from the most is the ability to work with women.”

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