Colleen Flaherty Manchester

University of Minnesota, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Economics, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA

Research interest

Workplace benefits, retirement savings, training, flexible work arrangements, work-family policies, human capital

Past positions

Visiting Researcher, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2017); Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (2007–2016)


PhD Economics, Stanford University, 2007

Selected publications

  • “Why and when does the gender pay gap reverse? Diversity goals and the pay premium for high potential women." Academy of Management Journal 60:2 (2017): 402–432 (with L. M. Leslie and P. C. Dahm).

  • “What will my account really be worth? Experimental evidence on how retirement income projections affect saving.” Journal of Public Economics 112 (2014): 80–92 (with G. S. Goda and A. Sojouner).

  • "Incorporating employee heterogeneity into default options for retirement plan selection." Journal of Human Resources 48:1 (2013): 198–235 (with G. S. Goda).