Barbara Bergmann Graduate Fellowship for Gender Economics
The Barbara Bergmann Graduate Fellowship for Gender Economics was established by friends, family, and members of the American University Community in honor of Barbara Bergmann, AU faculty emerita in the Department of Economics. The fellowship supports graduate students in the Gender Economics Program.
Barbara R. Bergmann writes on economic and social policy, with recent works on Social Security, child care, poverty, women’s place in the economy and the family, and the labor market problems of women and African Americans.
She received her PhD from Harvard University and served as a senior staff member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Kennedy Administration. Other government experience includes service as Senior Economic Adviser with the Agency for International Development, and as an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dr. Bergmann has served on advisory committees to the Congressional Budget Office and the Bureau of the Census. In the 1980s, she wrote a monthly column on economic affairs for the New York Times Sunday Business Section.
She has served as President of the Eastern Economic Association, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, the American Association of University Professors and the International Association for Feminist Economics.