Pinelopi (Penny) Koujianou Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics and Global Affairs and an affiliate of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. She is an applied microeconomist drawn to policy-relevant questions in trade and development. Goldberg has investigated the determinants and effects of trade policies, intellectual property rights protection in developing countries, exchange rate passthrough, pricing to market, and international price discrimination. Her most recent research examines the resurgence of protectionism in the U.S., trade, poverty and inequality, the interplay between informality and trade liberalization in the presence of labor market frictions, and legal discrimination against women. 

Goldberg has served as chief economist of the World Bank Group, president of the Econometric Society, vice president of the American Economic Association, and editor-in-chief of the American Economic Review. Goldberg is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has held fellowships with the Guggenheim Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and was a recipient of the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences.

Goldberg holds a degree in economics from the University of Freiburg in Germany and a Ph.D in economics from Stanford University.

Courses Taught

ECON 115: Introductory Microeconomics

Selected Publications

Professor Penny Goldberg talks economics, law, and women’s rights (March 2022)