Yale University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics, Yale University, USA
Development economics, macroeconomics, political economy, economic development of China
University of Zurich, Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy (2006–2017); Scientific Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society (2012–2017); Mr. and Mrs. Tien Oung Liu Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing) (2016–)
PhD, London School of Economics, 1994
Love Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids. Princeton University Press, 2019 (with M. Doepke).
“Networks in conflict: Theory and evidence from the Great War of Africa.” Econometrica 85:4 (207): 1093–1132 (with M. König, D. Rohner, and M. Thoenig).
“Parenting with style: Altruism and paternalism in intergenerational preference transmission.” Econometrica 85:5 (2017): 1331–1371 (with M. Doepke).
"Sovereign debt and structural reforms.” American Economic Review 109:12 (2019): 4220–4259 (with A. Mueller and K. Storesletten).
“Growing like China.” American Economic Review 101:1 (2011): 202–241 (with Z. M. Song and K. Storesletten).
Do rising returns to education justify “helicopter” parenting?
Increased stakes in educational achievement explain why today’s anxious parents engage in intensive parenting stylesMatthias DoepkeFabrizio Zilibotti, November 2021Parents now engage in much more intensive parenting styles compared to a few decades ago. Today’s parents supervise their children more closely, spend more time interacting with them, help much more with homework, and place more emphasis on educational achievement. More intensive parenting has also led to more unequal parenting: highly educated parents with high incomes have increased their parenting investments the most, leading to a growing “parenting gap” in society. These trends can contribute to declining social mobility and further exacerbate rising inequality, which raises the question of how policymakers should respond.MoreLess