Professor of Economics, Northwestern University; Research Fellow, CEPR
Matthias Doepke is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He is also a Research Fellow of CEPR, a Research Associate of NBER, Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, and Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Growth, and the Journal of Demographic Economics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2000 and was named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 2005.
His research is focused on understanding the determinants of long-run economic growth and on the role of family decision making in macroeconomics. He has worked on the interaction of economic growth and demographic change, the role of political and social reforms during the transition to growth, cultural factors in economic development, the macroeconomics of gender, and on the economics of parenting. He is also interested in monetary economics, and in particular the redistributional effects of inflation.
Recent work by Matthias Doepke
Female empowerment is associated with economic development, but cash transfers targeted at women may have unintended consequences