Office: C306 Clark, Dept. Chair
Position: Professor & Department Chair
Alexandra Bernasek received her undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney in Australia and her graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a feminist economist who's work covers a range of topics, all with a focus on gender. She has written on self-employment in the U.S., health insurance and employment transitions, household financial decision making, pension investments, risk aversion, the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, women's informal sector work in developing countries, and maternity leave in developing countries. Her work has been published in Economic Inquiry, The Southern Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Social Economy, Contemporary Economic Policy, and the Social Science Journal, among others. Dr. Bernasek is our current department chairperson.
Ph.D University of Michigan