Research SummaryFor 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, my slides at the Yrjö Jahnsson Award lecture and my NSF CAREER grant Macroeconomic Implications of Gender Roles and Consumer Credit Markets . See also this research agenda published in the Economic Dynamics Newsletter, my current CRC project and this audio slideshow (German).
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.
Published and Forthcoming Papers
An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic, SLIDES, Discussion in VoxEU, Discussion in VOXDev, Appendix, Replication Files with Jeremy Greenwood, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos, Econometrica, Vol. 87, No. 4, 1081–1113, July 2019 (an older NBER working paper version can be found here).
Women's Empowerment, the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility,
and Fertility Outcomes in Developing Countries, SLIDES,
Codes and Data (zip),
with Matthias Doepke,
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2018.
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.
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, 551–582, March 2014.
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.
Fertility Theories: Can they explain the Negative Fertility-Income Relationship?
with Larry E. Jones and Alice Schoonbroodt,
chapter in Demography and the Economy, 43-100, edited by John Shoven, University of Chicago Press, November 2010. (Also available as NBER Working Paper # 14266.)
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.)
Polygyny, Women's Rights, and Development
Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 4(2-3), 523-530, May 2006.
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.