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Judith Hellerstein Ph.D.

Judith Hellerstein, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

3115J Tydings Hall
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-3545


  1. Harvard University:
  2. Ph.D. Economics, June 1994.
  3. A.M. Economics, March 1992.
  4. Dissertation: "Post-Patent Prescription Pharmaceuticals"
  5. Thesis Advisor: Zvi Griliches
  6. Brown University, Sc.B. Applied Math-Economics, Magna cum Laude, June 1987.


Professor Hellerstein received her PhD from Harvard University in 1994 and joined the Maryland faculty in 1996. She is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The focus of much of her research is labor market outcomes across gender, race, and ethnicity.

Publications include:

  • "Do Labor Markets Have an Important Spatial Dimension?", Journal of Urban Economics (forthcoming);
  • "Business Cycles and Divorce: Evidence from Microdata", Economics Letters, 2013;
  • "Neighbors and Co-Workers: The Importance of Residential Labor Market Networks," Journal of Labor Economics, 2011;
  • "Dads and Daughters: The Changing Impact of Fathers on Women's Occupational Choices," Journal of Human Resources, 2011;
  • Workplace Segregation in the United States: Race, Ethnicity, and Skill", Review of Economics and Statistics, 2008;
  • "Spatial Mismatch or Racial Mismatch?", Journal of Urban Economics, 2008.