Colleen Flaherty Manchester

Colleen Flaherty Manchester

Professor and Board of Overseers Professorship
Department of Work and Organizations

Education:

  • BA 2002
    Public Policy Stanford University
  • BA 2002
    Economics Stanford University
  • PhD 2007
    Economics Stanford University

Expertise:

  • Effect of workplace benefits and policies on employees: retirement savings, on-the-job training and human capital accumulation; flexible work arrangements, work-family policies; gender and careers.

Biography

Colleen Flaherty Manchester, PhD, is a Professor in the Work and Organizations department and Board of Overseers Professor at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She completed her PhD in economics from Stanford University, with a specialization in labor economics and public finance. She also received her B.A. in both public policy and economics from Stanford University.  Her research investigates workplace practices, including benefits and policies, implemented by employers and their effects on the careers of workers, including differences by gender and caregiving role. Research areas of interest include incentives, flexible work policies, human capital investment, and retirement policies. She seeks to advance a multidisciplinary, multi-method research agenda for studying the effects of workplace practices on the careers of workers.  Her research has been published in leading journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Industrial Relations.


Selected Works & Activities.

  • Journal Articles
    Leslie, Lisa M., Colleen Flaherty Manchester, and Patricia C. Dahm. 2017. “Why and When Does the Gender Pay Gap Reverse? Diversity goals and the Pay Premium for High Potential Women. Academy of Management Journal, 60(2): 402-432.
  • Journal Articles
    Goda, Gopi S., Damon Jones, and Colleen Flaherty Manchester. In Press. “Retirement Plan Type and Employee Mobility: The Role of Selection.” Journal of Human Resources, In Press.
  • Journal Articles
    Dahm, Patricia C., Theresa M. Glomb, Colleen Flaherty Manchester, Sophie Leroy. 2015. “Work-Family Conflict and Self-Discrepant Time Allocation at Work.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(5): 767-792
  • Journal Articles
    Goda, Gopi S., Colleen Flaherty Manchester, and Aaron Sojourner. 2014. “What Will My Account Really Be Worth? Experimental Evidence on How Retirement Income Projections Affect Saving.” Journal of Public Economics, 112: 80-92.
  • Journal Articles
    Manchester, Colleen Flaherty and Debra Barbezat. 2013. “The Effect of Time Use in Explaining Male-Female Productivity Differences Among Economists.” Industrial Relations, 52(1): 53-77.
  • Journal Articles
    Manchester, Colleen Flaherty, Lisa M. Leslie, and Amit Kramer. 2013. “Is the Clock Still Ticking? An Evaluation of the Consequences of Stopping the Tenure Clock.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 63(1): 1-36.
  • Journal Articles
    Leslie, Lisa M., Colleen Flaherty Manchester, Tae-Youn Park, and Si Ahn Mehng. 2012. “Flexible Work Practices: A Source of Career Penalties or Premiums?” Academy of Management Journal, 55: 1407-1428.
  • Journal Articles
    Goda, Gopi S., Damon Jones, and Colleen Flaherty Manchester. In Press. “Retirement Plan Type and Employee Mobility: The Role of Selection.” Journal of Human Resources.
  • Administrative Appointments

    Sabbatical, Academic Year 2017-18. 

    • Visiting Professor, University of Aarhus 2017
    • Visiting Professor, Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research 2018

    Lawrence Fellow, Carlson School of Management, 2018-19

  • Current Research
    • Effect of exponential growth bias and procrastination on retirement contributions
    • Partial transferability of training received through formal degree programs
    • Firm response to change in mandatory retirement rules
    • Family responsibilities and career outcomes

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