Senior Research Scientist
Sari Pekkala Kerr is a senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College and a research economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her studies on the gender wage gap, the mommy track, family leave policy, and immigrant entrepreneurship focus especially on women in the workplace. She is interested in how labor markets, along with policy and industrial conditions, shape the behavior of firms and the career trajectories of their employees. She received a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and completed her postdoctoral work as the Yrjö Jahnsson Fellow in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.