Alessandra Voena

Assistant Professor of Economics 

The University of Chicago
Department of Economics
Email: avoena [at] uchicago [dot] edu

On leave at Yale University (2015-2016)
Department of Economics
37 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511

Phone: (203) 432-3628

Subpages (2): CV Papers

Working papers

Bride Price and Women's Education (with Nava Ashraf, Nathan Nunn and Natalie Bau), 2015 [link

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


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

Selling Daughters: Age of Marriage, Income Shocks and Bride Price Tradition (with Lucia Corno) [draft available upon request]

Marriage, Social Insurance and Labor Supply (with Hamish Low, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri) [draft available upon request]

Inheritance Customs and Agricultural Investment (with Brian Dillon) [draft available upon request]

Weather shocks, age of marriage and the direction of marriage payments (with Lucia Corno and Nicole Hildebrandt)

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


Subpages (2): CV Papers