David C. Ribar

Georgia State University, USA, and IZA, Germany

I am very happy to participate in this innovative project and for the opportunity to discuss recent research results for a broad, informed audience

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Faculty Director, Child and Family Policy Lab, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies; Professor, Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, 2020–present

Research interest

Labor economics, demographic economics, applied econometrics, microeconomics

Past positions

Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, 2014–2019; Professor, Department of Economics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006–2014; Professor, Department of Economics, The George Washington University, 1996–2006.


PhD Economics, Brown University, 1991

Selected publications

  • “Child care and the labor supply of married women: Reduced form evidence.” Journal of Human Resources 27:1 (1992): 134–165.

  • “A structural model of child care and the labor supply of married women.” Journal of Labor Economics 13:3 (1995): 558–597.

  • “Altruistic and joy-of-giving motivations in charitable behavior.” Journal of Political Economy 110:2 (2002): 425–447 (with M. O. Wilhelm).

  • “Parental child care in single parent, cohabiting, and married couple families: Time diary evidence from the United Kingdom.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 95:2 (2005): 194–198 (with C. M. Kalenkoski and L. S. Stratton).

  • “Watching the clocks: The role of food stamp recertification and TANF time limits in caseload dynamics.” Journal of Human Resources 43:1 (2008): 208–239 (with M. Edelhoch and Q. Liu).