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Kate Antonovics_by Erika Johnson

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Kate Antonovics is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Economics Department at UCSD. She received her BA from Brown University in 1993 and her PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 2000.  

Her primary research is in the field of Labor Economics.  She has written papers on racial discrimination, gender discrimination, affirmative action, intergenerational income mobility, learning, and wage dynamics. Her papers have appeared in The American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Labor Economics and The Journal of Human Resources.  She is also the co-author of two introductory-level economics textbooks, Principles of Economics and Principles of Economics: A Streamlined Approach, joint with Ben Bernanke, Robert Frank and Ori Heffetz.

Professor Antonovics is known for her excellence in teaching, and her popular introductory-level microeconomics course regularly enrolls more than 900 students each fall. She also teaches labor economics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the UCSD Department of Economics award for Best Undergraduate Teaching, the UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, and the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award in Undergraduate Teaching.