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Marianne Bertrand is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Corporate Finance, Development Economics, and Labor Studies, and is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research and the Institute for the Study of Labor, a Co-Director of Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise Initiative, a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University of Chicago's Collegium for Culture and Society, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. She serves as co-editor of the American Economic Review.

Bertrand is an applied microeconomist whose research has been published widely. She has received several awards and honors, including the 2004 Elaine Bennett Research Prize, awarded by the American Economic Association to recognize and honor outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman at the beginning of her career, and the 2012 Society of Labor Economists’ Sherwin Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Born in Belgium, Bertrand received a bachelor's degree in economics from Belgium's Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1991, followed by a master's degree in econometrics from the same institution the next year. She moved to the United States in 1993 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1998. She was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Princeton University for two years before joining Chicago Booth in 2000.

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