Federal Reserve Board, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Economist, US Federal Reserve Board
PhD Economics, University of Maryland, 2013
"The state of young adults' balance sheets: Evidence from the survey of consumer finances." Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis Review 96:4 (2014): 305–330 (with J. W. Hsu).
"House prices and birth rates: The impact of the real estate market on the decision to have a baby." Journal of Public Economics 110 (2014): 82–100 (with M. Schettini Kearney).
Recent declines in youth employment, net worth, and family formation could permanently affect financial well-beingLisa Dettling, April 2016Current cohorts of young adults entered adulthood during an international labor and housing market crisis of a severity not experienced since the Great Depression. Concerns have arisen over the impacts on young adults’ employment, income, wealth, and living arrangements, and about whether these young adults constitute a “scarred generation” that will suffer permanent contractions in financial well-being. If true, knowing the mechanisms through which young adults’ finances have been affected has important implications for policy measures that could improve the financial well-being of today’s young adults in the present and future.MoreLess