Jenny Bourne Board Secretary

Jenny Bourne (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is Professor of Economics at Carleton College. Before joining the faculty at Carleton, Jenny taught at St. Olaf College and worked as an international tax economist at the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis. Jenny teaches intermediate price theory, intermediate and advanced labor economics, law and economics, American economic history, economics of the public sector, economics of race, and principles of microeconomics.

Her book on the economics of Southern slave law, The Bondsman's Burden, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1998. She has published articles in the Journal of Economic History, Social Science History, National Tax Journal, American Journal of Legal History, Social Science Quarterly, and several other economics journals and law reviews.

Jenny is a member of the Statistics of Income Consultants’ Panel at the Internal Revenue Service, and she served on the Tax Expenditure Review Study Group for the State of Minnesota (2010-11). She has served as an expert lecturer on race in American history under a Teaching American History grant and as co-director of a workshop series on the law of slavery at the Gilder-Lehrman Center at Yale University. Her current research includes an investigation of the financial legacies left by the 37th Congress and an inquiry into the connections between income and wealth for American households.