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Claudia Goldin Wins Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for Research on Gender Gap

HeadlineOct 10, 2023

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Claudia Goldin, a Harvard professor whose groundbreaking research widened the world’s understanding of the impacts women have had in the workforce and the causes of gender pay discrimination. Golding is the first woman to win the prize as an individual, rather than sharing it, and only the third woman ever to receive the economics Nobel. In 1989, Goldin became the first woman to be offered tenure in Harvard’s Economics Department. She spoke from Harvard after news of her win.

Claudia Goldin: “I work on long-term change in economic history, in particular the evolution of women’s economic role and where we are today, and the fact that there has been enormous change and yet there are still large differences between women and men in terms of what they do, how they’re remunerated and so on. And the question is: Why is this the case? And that’s what the work is about.”

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