Profile: Julia Schwenkenberg

Associate Professor of Economics

Department of Economics


Julia Schwenkenberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University, Newark. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2009, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2001. She has worked as a research associate at the German Institute of Economic Research in Berlin, and has been a short term consultant for the World Bank. Julia Schwenkenberg is an applied microeconomist with a focus on topics that can generally be categorized under labor economics, development economics and related fields. At Rutgers, Newark she teaches labor economics (class and seminar) at the undergraduate level and development economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

Her research interests include intergenerational income mobility, human capital formation, the determinants of racial and gender differences in socioeconomic outcomes and the role of social interactions in shaping human behavior and economic outcomes. She has published her work in peer reviewed journals and presented at the meetings of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2009), the Society of Labor Economists and European Association of Labor Economists Joint World Conference in London, England (2010), the Society of Labor Economists meetings in Vancouver, Canada (2011), and the American Economic Association Meetings in Boston (2015).