Worth Magazine Cites Wharton's Olivia Mitchell's Work

Worth Magazine Cites Wharton's Olivia Mitchell's Work

Included on List of "16 Powerhouse Female Economists"

Worth magazine has named University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Olivia Mitchell one of its "16 Powerhouse Female Economists." The feature is part of the business magazine's 10th Annual "Power 100" edition spotlighting highly accomplished leaders across a variety of industries.

Olivia Mitchell

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Olivia Mitchell, PhD

Mitchell, PhD, is a Professor of both Business Economics and Public Policy, and Insurance and Risk Management at Wharton. She is also Executive Director of the Wharton Pension Research Council.

A Penn faculty member since 1993 and former Chair of the Wharton Department of Insurance, Mitchell's research has focused on insurance and risk management, financial literacy, public finance and public and private pension systems.

'Remaking economics'
Worth explained that "For most of its history, economics has been an almost entirely male-dominated field. Slowly but surely, that's finally starting to change. In banking, academia and public affairs, women are remaking the field of economics -- and having a huge impact on how we see the world."

Other female economists on the list include Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank; Claudia Goldin, Harvard Economics Professor; Janet Henry, Chief Economist at the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC); Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; and Janet Yellen of the Brookings Institution and former Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors.