Moe is a labor economist who has research and teaching interests in economic growth,
labor and demographic economics and economics of the family. 

She teaches courses on the economics of gender that explores how gender differences lead
to different economic outcomes for women and men, both within families and the
marketplace, in addition to courses on labor economics and microeconomics. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Saint Olaf College M.P.P., Harvard University M.A., Ph.D., University of

Moe has been teaching at Macalester since 1995. 

Journal Articles


Marking Time: An Analysis of Youth Hours of Work and Study in Urban Mexico (with Deborah Levison and Felicia Knaul), Review of Development Economics (2008)


Measuring Married Women “Opting Out” (with Diana J. Shandy), Practicing Anthropology (2008)


The Dynamics of Informal Employment (with Jane Ihrig), Journal of Development Economics (2004)


Gender, power and the household, Feminist Economics (2002)


Contributions to Books

Families and the Economics of Flexible Workplaces, The Economics of the Family: How Households Affect Markets and Economic Growth (2015)


Smart women, different choices: college-educated women with children negotiating work and family (with Dianna Shandy), Stay-at-home mothers : dialogues and debates (2014)