Research

For a summary of my research, check out my ERC grant Gender Differences: A Macroeconomic Perspective, as well as my NSF grant Macro Models of Household Formation and Fertility and my NSF CAREER grant Macroeconomic Implications of Gender Roles and Consumer Credit Markets: Using Quantitative Life-Cycle Models for Policy Analysis .


Working Papers/ Work in Progress

Asymmetric Information in Couples
with Matthias Doepke, work in progress.

Parental Control and Fertility History
with Alice Schoonbroodt, work in progress.

Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development? , SLIDES
with Matthias Doepke, October 2016.

An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic , SLIDES , Discussion in VOX
with Jeremy Greenwood , Philipp Kircher , Cezar Santos , Resubmitted to Econometrica, Rochester working paper version April 2017, (an older NBER working paper version can be found here ).

Domestic Violence over the Business Cycle, SLIDES , VIDEO
with Gerard van den Berg, work in progress, December 2012.


Published and Forthcoming Papers

The Role of Marriage in Fighting HIV: A Quantitative Illustration for Malawi
with Jeremy Greenwood , Philipp Kircher , Cezar Santos , The American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 2017.

Families in Macroeconomics, Cross-Country Data , Time Series Data
with Matthias Doepke, chapter in Handbook of Macroeconomics, Volume 2, 1-2693, edited by John B. Taylor and Harald Uhlig, Elsevier B.V., December 2016.

The Democratization of Credit and the Rise in Consumer Bankruptcies , SLIDES , Appendix
with Igor Livshits and James MacGee, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 83 (4), 1673-1710, 2016.

Gender Gaps in Completed Fertility, SLIDES
with Erica Field, Vera Molitor and Alice Schoonbroodt, Journal of Demographic Economics, Vol. 82(02), 167-206. June 2016.

The Association Between Own Unemployment and Female Victimization Among Female Youths
with Gerard van den Berg, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Special Issue, JBNST - Vol. 235/4+5, 499-513, 2015.

Property Rights and Efficiency in OLG Models with Endogenous Fertility , SLIDES , Supplementary Appendix , Technical Appendix
with Alice Schoonbroodt , Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 150, 551582, March 2014.

The Economics and Politics of Women's Rights
with Matthias Doepke and Alessandra Voena , Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 4, 339-372, July 2012.

Families as Roommates: Changes in U.S. Household Size , SLIDES
with Todd Schoellman and Alejandrina Salcedo, Quantitative Economics, 2012, Vol. 3, 122-175, March 2012.

Accounting for the Rise in Consumer Bankruptcies , SLIDES
with Igor Livshits and Jim MacGee, American Economic Journal: Macro, Vol. 2, No. 2, 165-193, April 2010.

Fertility Theories: Can they explain the Negative Fertility-Income Relationship?
with Larry E. Jones and Alice Schoonbroodt, chapter in book Demography and the Economy, 43-100, edited by John Shoven, University of Chicago Press, November 2010. (Also available as NBER Working Paper # 14266.)

Women's Liberation: What's in it for Men? , SLIDES, Discussion in VOX
with Matthias Doepke , Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 124, No. 4, 1541-1591, November 2009.

A Note on Marriage Market Clearing
with Urvi Neelakantan, Economic Letters, 2008, Vol 101, pp. 103-105, June 2008.

An Economic History of Fertility in the U.S.: 1826-1960
with Larry E. Jones , chapter in book Frontiers of Family Economics, Vol. 1 edited by Peter Rupert, Emerald Press, 2008. (Also available as NBER Working Paper No. 12796.)

Efficiency with Endogenous Population Growth, Appendix, SLIDES
with Mikhail Golosov and Larry E. Jones , Econometrica, July 2007, Vol 75 (4), 1039-1071, July 2007.

Consumer Bankruptcy - A Fresh Start
with Igor Livshits and Jim MacGee, The American Economic Review, Vol. 97 (1), 402-418, March 2007.

Polygyny, Women's Rights, and Development
Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 4(2-3), 523-530, May 2006.

Marriage Laws and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
with Todd Schoellman, The American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 96(2), 295-298, May 2006.

Polygyny, Fertility, and Savings , Data, SLIDES
Journal of Political Economy, Vol.113 (6), 1341-1371, December 2005.

IPUMS - CPS , An Integrated Version of the March Current Population Survey, 1962-2002
with Miriam L. King, Historical Methods, Vol. 36, 35-40, Winter 2003.