Stephanie D. Cheng is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Harvard University. Her research fields are labor economics, economics of science, and innovation. Her current research examines the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) trainee labor market, such as the impact of childcare on the tenure-track gender gap; factors affecting the decision to persist in postdoctoral positions; and policies that lengthen training time. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health through the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Harvard Lab for Economic Applications and Policy.
Before Harvard, Stephanie earned her Bachelor's of Science in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.