KRISTIN F. BUTCHER is the Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Wellesley College and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Butcher is a labor economist who has worked on issues surrounding immigration, education, childhood obesity, food insecurity, and criminal justice. She has held prior positions as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, a program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and a faculty member at Boston College and Virginia Tech.
Butcher holds a PhD and MA in economics from Princeton University, a MSc. in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in economics from Wellesley College.