Julie A. Nelson is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and senior research fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute of Tufts University. Her work focuses on gender and economics, the philosophy and methodology of economics, ecological economics, and the empirical study of individual and household behavior. Nelson is among the founders of the feminist economics field and remains one of its most frequently cited scholars. Her most recent book, Gender and Risk-Taking: Economics, Evidence, and Why the Answer Matters (Routledge, 2017), explores the economic implications of the conventional association of risk-taking with masculinity and risk-aversion with femininity in addition to evaluating the body of evidence put forth in support of the claim that the risk preferences differ systematically between women and men.
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