Donna Ginther

Professor of Economics
University of Kansas

Donna K. Ginther is the Regents Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Research at the University of Kansas and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Prior to joining the University of Kansas faculty, she held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Washington University and Southern Methodist University.  Her major fields of study are scientific labor markets, gender differences in employment outcomes, wage inequality, scientific entrepreneurship, children's educational attainments, and child abuse and neglect.  Dr. Ginther has published in several journals, including Science, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Demography, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and the Papers and Proceedings of the American Economic Association.  She has also received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  Her research has been featured in several media outlets including the Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, and the Boston Globe. A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Ginther received her doctorate in economics in 1995, master's degree in economics in 1991, and bachelor of arts in economics in 1987, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.