Dr. Stephanie Seguino Biography

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Stephanie Seguino is Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of Vermont, Research Associate of the Political Economy Research Institute, and a Fellow of the Gund Institute for the Environment. Prior to obtaining a Ph.D. from American University in 1994, she worked as an economist in Haiti in the pre-and post-Baby Doc era. Her research explores the relationship between intergroup inequality by class, race and gender on the one hand and economic growth and development on the other. She has also explored the economics of stratification, including the gender and race effects of monetary policy. Stephanie is co-editor of two books, Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises (2015), and Inequality, Development, and Growth (2011). She has conducted research for a variety of national international institutions including the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, the World Bank, and AFL-CIO.

Stephanie has served as Associate Dean of UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences and Chair of her department. She is past president of the International Association for Feminist Economics and of the Association for Social Economics. Stephanie has been committed to public service, applying her skills as a social scientist to important policy issues, including paid sick leave, paid parental leave, and the impact of AI on employment. At the local level, she conducts research on racial disparities in policing and has been a member of the Burlington Police Commission, a police oversight body.