"Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves: The Economics of Social Mobility"

Nancy L. Stokey
University of Chicago

Nancy L. Stokey is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, where she has been teaching since 1990. She holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (1972) and a Ph.D. in economics (1978) from Harvard University. Her previous teaching affiliations include the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University, where she was the Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics, and the departments of economics at the University of Minnesota and Harvard University. She was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society (1988) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science (1993). She is a member of the Council of the Econometric Society and is vice president of the American Economic Association.

Professor Stokey has been awarded numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation and has served on committees and panels of this foundation. She has been an associate editor for the Journal of Economic Theory, Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Economic Growth.

The research contributions of Professor Stokey cover a wide variety of topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and game theory. Her papers have been published by the leading economic journals, and her book, Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics (coauthored with R. E. Lucas and E. C. Prescott), was published in 1989.

*This biography was taken from Frontiers of Research in Economic Theory: The Nancy L. Schwartz Memorial Lectures, 1983-1997