Alessandra Voena

Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago
Department of Economics
1126 E. 59th Street
Chicago IL 60637

Email: avoena [at] uchicago [dot] edu
Phone: (773) 702-9127
Fax: (773) 702-8490

Research summary

Working papers

Bride Price and the Returns to Education for Women (with Nava Ashraf, Nathan Nunn and Natalie Bau), 2015 [link

Prenuptial Contracts, Labor Supply and Household Investments (with Denrick Bayot), 2015 [link]

Selling Daughters: Age of Marriage, Income Shocks and Bride Price Tradition (with Lucia Corno), 2015 [link]

Publications and forthcoming papers

Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?, 2015, The American Economic Review   [link to working paper version]

German-Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention (with Petra Moser and Fabian Waldinger), 2014, The American Economic Review  [link to working paper version]

The Economics and Politics of Women’s Rights (with Matthias Doepke and Michèle Tertilt), 2012, The Annual Review of Economics  [link to working paper version]

Compulsory Licensing: Evidence from the Trading-with-the Enemy Act (with Petra Moser), 2012, The American Economic Review [link to working paper version]

Work in progress

Marriage, Social Insurance and Labor Supply (with Hamish Low, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri)

Maternal Mortality and the Gender Gap in the Demand for Children in Zambia (with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field and Roberta Ziparo)

Inheritance Customs and Agricultural Investment (with Brian Dillon)


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