Shulamit Kahn


Phone: (617) 353-4299
Address: Boston University
Department of Markets, Public Policy and Law Questrom School of Business    
595 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215


Shulamit Kahn is a Professor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, where she has been since 1987.  She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Economics in 1983, and taught at the University of California, Irvine in the intervening years.

She is an expert on women and STEM, and has recently published on this topic (in Oxford Handbooks, Science, Frontiers in Psychology, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Academic Medicine, Journal of Economics Perspectives, and a related article in Nature Biotech.) She has spoken to many audiences on women in STEM and in economics particularly (including the Princeton Institute of Advanced Science, meetings of the American Economics Assn.  and the Canadian Economics Association, the European Gender Summit and Chinese Women Economics (CWE).

Dr. Kahn’s other recently published work has been on immigration v. emigration of foreign students with STEM degrees, studying both their choices and their impacts (including publications in Review of Economics and Statistics, Research Policy, Small Business Economics.)  Dr. Kahn is currently the Board Chair of a vocational program and school in Kenya (Jitegemee) and her interest in this has led her to a new research interest on apprenticeships, starting with a paper in progress on the wage and mobility impacts of apprenticeships and trade accreditation in Australia.

She has received recent research grants from the National Science Foundation and from the National Institutes of Health.  She primarily teaches econometrics and data analysis for business.

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