Olga Shurchkov

Dr. Shurchkov is an Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of the Knapp Social Science Center at Wellesley College. She has previously held an academic appointment at Columbia Graduate School of Business and a research fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program. At Wellesley, she teaches courses in macroeconomics and in behavioral and experimental economics. Dr. Shurchkov’s primary research uses experimental methods to understand the reasons behind persistent gender gaps in economic outcomes. Professor Shurchkov received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2008. As a fifth-degree black belt, she enjoys teaching and practicing Taekwon-Do.

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