Claudia Goldin is the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. Goldin is an economic historian and a labor economist. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including the female labor force, immigration, income inequality, technological change, education, and the economic gender gap. Most of her research interprets the present through the lens of the past and explores the origins of current issues of concern. Her research is currently focused on college women’s aspirations for and achievement of career and family. She recently completed a project and an edited volume on the increase of women’s employment in their mature and older years.