Limor Golan

Limor Golan

Professor of Economics
Associate Director of the Center for Dynamic Economics (CEDEC)
Laurence H. Meyer Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison
research interests:
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Department of Economics
    MSC 1208‐228‐308
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

​Limor Golan's recent research interests include discrimination and gender gaps in labor market outcomes. Her courses include "Applied Econometrics" and "Labor Economics."

Limor Golan Joined the Faculty of the Economics Department at Washington University in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in Economics from Tel-Aviv University. In addition to her position at Washington University, Dr. Golan is also a research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, the Weidenbaum Center at Washington University, and a member of the Human Capital and Economics Opportunity at the Milton Friedman Institute, University of Chicago. She currently serves as a Co-Editor at Quantitive Economics.

Dr. Golan has held various academic positions throughout her career. She served as a research officer at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank from 2015-6, served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant and Associate Professor From 2002-2012, and held a visiting assistant professor position at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006-7. Before joining the Doctoral Program at the University of Wisconsin in 1997, Dr. Golan served for three years as an officer in the Research and Development department at the Israeli Air Force.

Dr. Golan is a Labor Economist. Her research focuses on developing theoretical and empirical models of wage determination and studying inequality, rent distribution, and efficiency issues in labor markets. Her recent research focuses on household decisions and their implications for intergenerational persistence in income and wealth inequality.

Her work has been published in leading academic journals such as Econometrica, Review of Economics Studies, Journal of Labor Economics, International Economic Review, Quantitative Economics, and Journal of Monetary Economics. Additionally, her research has been cited in popular media outlets such as the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. At Washington University, she has been teaching Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics at the undergraduate and Doctoral levels.