Lise Vesterlund, Ph.D.
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh
Lise Vesterlund, Ph.D. is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL) and of the Behavioral Economic Design Initiative (BEDI). Her highly influential research on gender differences in advancement has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time Magazine, and Harvard Business Review.
Prof. Vesterlund’s new book The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work, co-authored with colleagues Linda Babcock, Ph.D., Brenda Peyser, MFA, and Laurie Weingart, Ph.D. (all from Carnegie Mellon University), documents that women are disproportionately asked and expected to take on assignments that go unrewarded, leaving women overcommitted and underutilized as companies forfeit revenue, productivity, and top talent.