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Victoria Prowse Ph.D.


Victoria Prowse, Ph.D., is the Marge Magner Chair and an Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue University. Dr. Prowse is an empirical microeconomist whose research explores how cognitive skills and preferences affect learning and life outcomes, including educational attainment, retirement, and inequality. She is also interested in understanding how interventions and public policies shape life outcomes. She teaches econometrics and topics in empirical labor and public economics. Dr. Prowse works closely with students from undergraduate to Ph.D. candidates. She is a faculty affiliate of the Purdue University Research in Economics, the Purdue Integrative Data Science Initiative, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute, and a research fellow of IZA and DIW. Dr. Prowse earned her Ph.D. in Economics at Oxford University. She has published research on using goals to motivate; gender differences and dynamics in competition, cheating in the workplace, disappointment aversion, and more.

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