Caitlin Knowles Myers is an assistant professor of economics at Middlebury College and a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans and received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Middlebury faculty in 2005.
Myers' research has focused on issues related to gender, race, and the economy. Her work has been published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Inquiry, and Journal of Urban Economics and has been featured by media outlets such as Slate.com, The Financial Times, NPR, and MSNBC. Professor Myers' current research examines the social and economic effects of policies governing young women's access to reproductive control. She teaches courses on labor economics, urban economics, the economics of discrimination, and empirical methods.
Myers is a widow with two young sons, Finn (born in 2007) and Cullen (born in 2009).