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Emily Nix

  • Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics

Emily Nix is a labor economist who studies the economic impacts of violence against women, the gender income gap, inequality, and human capital accumulation. Her research and expertise have been featured in the Economist, the Guardian, the Financial Times, NPR, and more. She has worked as a consultant to both the Minneapolis Federal Reserve and the World Bank. Nix is also an award-winning teacher who made news in 2020 when she created a DIY light board to enhance the remote learning experience for her students. Nix received her PhD from Yale and her BA from UNC Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar.

Emily Nix

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Justice
Employee Capital
Employee Development
Household Finance
Human Capital
Income Gap
Labor Economics
Pay Equity
Pay Scale


Finance + Business Economics


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