075: Kate Bahn on Monopsony in the Market for Teachers and the Economics of Retirement
Kate Bahn is an economist at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.
Kate is also the co-founder and managing editor of Lady Economist, an amazing blog with rich content on how economics impacts women and girls.
Kate’s economics writing has been featured in the Guardian, the Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Good Magazine among others.
She is also an active member of the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Kate received her PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research, where she also worked as a researcher for the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.
Kate’s scholarly research includes labor economics, gender in the economy, caring labor, and retirement.
Julie Nelson and Nancy Folbre
In this episode, Kate mentions and discusses: monopsony, rents, labor markets, deadweight loss, retirement and risk aversion.
In this episode you will learn:
- what is a monopsony market
- why early-career teachers leave their profession within the first five years.
- about the International Association for Feminist Economics.
- about the economics of retirement.
- whether women are more risk averse than men or whether it is gender-stereotyping.
- which US President should be removed from a US bill and what female should replace him.
- and much more.
Research by Kate Bahn:
- Bahn, Kate. (2015, July 17). Monopsony in Caring Labor: Job Search Models with Care as a Job Characteristic. Annual Conference of the International Association of Feminist Economics.
- Bahn, Kate. (2013, July 10). Monopsony in Caring Labor: Estimating Labor Supply Elasticity of Teachers. Annual Conference of the International Association of Feminist Economics.
- Bahn, Kate. (2013, January 5). Early Career Teachers and Gender Effects of Labor Market Decisions: Duration Analysis of the Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study. Panel of the International Association of Feminist Economics at the American Social Science Academy Annual Conference.
- Ghilarducci, Teresa, Saad-Lessler, Joelle, & Bahn, Kate. “Are U.S. Workers Ready for Retirement?” Journal of Pension Benefits. Winter (2015).
Joseph Stiglitz taught me how to date by Kate Bahn
- Invisible Heart by Nancy Folbre
- Feminism, Objectivity and Economics by Julie Nelson
- Angry Grad by Leah Bell
- Barber, R and T. Odean, (2001). Boys Will be Boys: Gender, Overconfidence, and Common Stock Investment. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, pg: 261- 292.
Where to Find Kate:
- Twitter: @LipstickEcon
- Website: www.ladyeconomist.com
- Centre for American Progress
- International Association for Feminist Economics