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Victoria Prowse is an empirical microeconomist with a focus on labor, public, and experimental economics. Her research is centered on the exploration of how cognitive skills and individual preferences influence effort provision, learning, human capital investments, and consequential life outcomes, such as educational attainment, labor supply, retirement, and inequality. She also conducts studies investigating the impact of interventions and public policies on these significant life outcomes.


Currently holding the Marge Magner Chair, Victoria Prowse serves as a Professor of Economics at Purdue University. She is also a faculty affiliate of multiple research institutes, including the Purdue Integrative Data Science Initiative, the Purdue Policy Research Institute,  the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin).


Prowse completed her Doctorate in Economics at the University of Oxford. As an educator, she imparts knowledge in econometrics and empirical labor and public economics, while maintaining a close and productive working relationship with her students across all levels.


Prof. Prowse's scholarly contributions include numerous publications on diverse topics such as labor supply, pension policy, creativity, goal-setting, cheating, disappointment aversion, and more.

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