Julie A. Nelson is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Senior Research Fellow at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. She is the author of Gender and Risk-Taking: Economics, Evidence, and Why the Answer Matters (2017), Economics for Humans (2006) and Feminism, Objectivity, and Economics (1996), and coeditor of Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics (1993) and Feminist Economics Today (2003). Many of her books and articles critique economic methodology from a feminist perspective. She has published in journals ranging from Econometrica and the Journal of Political Economy to Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy and Ecological Economics. She is a former Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and is editor of the Economics and Business Ethics section of the Journal of Business Ethics.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Gender and economics; economics and ethics; feminist social theory; philosophy and methodology of economics; ecological economics; quantitative methods; teaching of economics; economics of the household.