Shulamit Kahn has been at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business since 1987. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Economics in 1983, and taught at the University of California, Irvine in the intervening years. Her specialty is labor economics and human resources. One stream of her recent and ongoing research studies careers of scientists. This includes work is on gender differences in academic sciences (biomedicine, economics, social sciences, etc.), the impact of postdocs on scientific careers, how engineering careers develop, and more. Much of this work has been funded by National Institutes of health..
In a second stream of current research related to science, Professor Kahn is studying the contributions of foreign Ph.D. students to global knowledge creation and diffusion, entrepreneurship and innovation. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation.
She is currently teaching primarily undergraduates and is coordinator for a core Questrom course on statistics/economics, and chair of the Questrom School Faculty Policy Committee. Her favorite civic engagement is as Chair of the Board of Trustees for a Vocational School in Kenya.
PH D, MIT, Economics, 1983.
Collaborative Research: Understanding gender differences in STEM academic careers, National Science Foundation. (September 15, 2015 - August 1, 2018).
Economic Explanations for Gender Differences in Biomedical Careers, National Institutes of Health. (September 15, 2009 - August 31, 2015).
National Science Foundation Grant SBE-0738371: “Collaborative Research MOD: Contributions of Foreign Students to Knowledge Creation and Diffusion”, National Science Foundation. (December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2011).
Currently Chair, previously Trustee of Active Board of Trustees of Kenyan vocational program. Spearhead fundraising; write grants; develop strategy; etc.
Kahn, S., Ceci, S., & Wendy, W. Frontiers in Psychology, Associate Editor, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (March 10, 2014 - December 2015).
Invited and reviewed articles for special edition