Julie A. Nelson
Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Senior Research Fellow, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, USA
Julie A. Nelson's research areas include feminist economics, ecological economics, the philosophy and methodology of economics, ethics and economics, the teaching of economics, and the empirical study of individual and household behavior. Nelson earned a B.A. degree in Economics from St. Olaf College (1978) and M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1986) degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Her past employment includes service as a Research Economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California-Davis, an Associate Professor of Economics at Brandeis University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Harvard University, and as a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard Divinity School. Nelson is the author of Economics for Humans and author, co-author, or co-editor of several other books including Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics, and author of articles in journals ranging from Econometrica, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Political Economy, to Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Feminist Economics, and Ecological Economics. She is a past Associate Editor of Feminist Economics, and is currently editor of the Economics and Business Ethics section of the Journal of Business Ethics and is the President of the Association for Social Economics.
Some Recent Works:
Gender and Failures of Rationality in Economic Analysis. Paper presented at AEA, Atlanta, 2019.
A Caution about Sent and van Staveren's "Feminist Review..." Blog Post, March 2019.
Economics for Humans, 2nd Edition. University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Gender and Risk-Taking: Economics, Evidence, and Why The Answer Matters. Routledge, June 2017.
Male is a Gender, Too: A Review of Why Gender Matters in Economics by Mukesh Eswaran. Journal of Economic Literature 54(4): 1362-1376. Dec. 2016.
Not-So-Strong Evidence for Gender Differences in Risk Taking, Feminist Economics 22(2), 2016, pp. 114-142.
Husbandry: A (Feminist) Reclamation of Masculine Responsibility for Care, Cambridge Journal of Economics 40(1), 2016, pp. 1-15.
A short (though dated) essay explaining the need for Feminist Economics
For the historical record: Julie A. Nelson vs. Brandeis University Fact Sheet