Valerie Michelman is a Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. Following her two years at Brown, she will join the University of Delaware's Department of Economics as an Assistant Professor. She works in the fields of labor and public economics, and her research spans topics in gender, inequality, innovation, and education.
Valerie holds a PhD from the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. Her graduate studies were supported by fellowships from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Prior to graduate school, she spent three years as a research analyst at the Consortium on Chicago School Research.