Jessica Pan’s research examines gender differences in economic and educational outcomes, with a focus on under-explored determinants such as gender norms, social interactions, taste discrimination, behavioral traits, work flexibility, and social influences.
Jessica Pan is an Associate Professor of Economics at the National University of Singapore and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). Jessica is an applied micro-economist, with research interests in labor economics, gender, immigration, and education. Her current projects examine gender differences in labor market and educational outcomes, focusing on under-explored determinants such as gender norms, culture, taste discrimination, as well as gender differences in behavioral traits (such as the willingness to negotiate, risk aversion, and response to competitive pressure). Her doctoral research examining the role of social interactions and tipping points in understanding the dynamics of gender segregation in occupations, was awarded the 2014-2015 H. Gregg Lewis Prize for best paper published in the Journal of Labor Economics.
As a WAPPP Fellow, Jessica will continue to develop her research on understanding gender differences in negotiation and job search behavior among undergraduate business majors. She received a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Chicago, followed by an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Gender differences in economic and educational outcomes