Northwestern University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, USA
Economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics, and monetary economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University (2008–2012); Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA (2006–2009); Affiliate Professor, University of Munich (2008–2011)
PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, 2000
Love Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids. Princeton University Press, 2019 (with F. Zilibotti).
“The impact of Covid-19 on gender equality.” Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers 4 (2020): 62–85 (with T. Alon, J. Omstead-Rumsey, and M. Tertilt).
“Does female empowerment promote economic development?” Journal of Economic Growth 24:4 (2019): 309–343 (With M. Tertilt).
“Bargaining over babies: Theory, evidence, and policy implications.” American Economic Review 109:9 (2019): 3264–3306 (with F. Kindermann).
“The economics of parenting.” Annual Review of Economics 11 (2019): 55–84 (with G. Sorrenti and F. Zilibotti).
Increased stakes in educational achievement explain why today’s anxious parents engage in intensive parenting stylesParents 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