Catherine Weinberger

Catherine Weinberger
Independent Researcher

Catherine Weinberger is a labor economist and mathematician at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her research interests include the study of relationships between education and labor market outcomes, and how these vary by gender, race and ethnicity. Specific topics of current interest include the dynamics of gender and racial wage gaps as a group of people is followed over time, and long-term impacts of institution-level policies to broaden participation in computer science and engineering college majors. Dr. Weinberger has also conducted research on the role of non-cognitive skills in the labor market, and has used game theoretic models to demonstrate the existence of previously unrecognized barriers to efficient negotiations. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

National Science Foundation Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program. 2012-2014. "A Pilot Study of Career Dynamics in the Science and Engineering Workforce" Social, Behavioral and Economics Directorate. $100,467.


Weinberger, C. 2018. 
"Engineering Educational Opportunity: Impacts of 1970s and 1980s Policies to Increase the Share of Black College Graduates with Major in Engineering or Computer Science"
in U.S. Engineering in the Global Economy, edited by Richard Freeman and Hal Salzman, National Bureau of Economic Research/University of Chicago Press. 
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Weinberger, C. 2014. 
"Are There Racial Gaps in High School Leadership Opportunities? Do Academics Matter More?"
in the Review of Black Political Economy, 41(4):393-409.
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Weinberger, C. 2014.. 
"The Increasing Complementarity between Cognitive and Social Skills."
in the Review of Economics and Statistics, 96(5):849-861. 
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Garratt, Rodney, Catherine Weinberger and Nick Johnson
"The State Street Mile: Age and Gender Differences in Competition Aversion in the Field"
Economic Inquiry. Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 806-815.
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Catherine Weinberger
"In Search of the Glass Ceiling: Gender and Earnings Growth among U.S. College Graduates in the 1990s"
Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 64(5), October 2011.
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