Meet the Lecturers
Gender in Society
Klarita Gërxhani is Professor in Socio-Economics and head of department of Ethics, Governance and Society, at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Before joining the VU she was professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI). Her main expertise lies in the micro-foundations of socio-economics. After completing her M.A. in General Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tirana, Albania, she received her M. Phil and Ph.D. (2002) in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute and the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam. She continued her academic career as a post-doctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and the Amsterdam School for Social science Research at the University of Amsterdam. She has tried to establish a link between economics and sociology in her position as Assistant Professor and later as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, at the University of Amsterdam, while being a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam, and research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. In her interdisciplinary research, she has pursued a combination of field surveys with laboratory-, field-, and survey-experiments. She is the author of various articles published in journals like Journal of Political Economy, Harvard Business Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Social Networks, European Sociological Review, Experimental Economics, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Institutional Economics, European Economic Review, Social Science Research, Journal of Economic Psychology, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, etc.
Katharina Brütt is an assistant professor at the Department of Ethics, Governance and Society, at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). She joined the VU from the University of Amsterdam, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Economics in 2023, after receiving an M.Phil. in Economics at the Tinbergen Institute in 2018. Katharina works on behavioral economics, using experiments and quasi-experimental methods to study topics such as gender differences in economic outcomes, belief formation, and group dynamics. She has published in Games and Economic Behaviour and PNAS.