Alessandra Voena

Associate Professor of Economics 

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

Email: avoena [at] uchicago [dot] edu 

Subpages (2): CV Papers

Working papers and work in progress

Bride Price and Women's Education (with Nava Ashraf, Nathan Nunn and Natalie Bau), 2016 

                            Revision requested by the Journal of Political Economy [link]

Inheritance Customs and Agricultural Investment (with Brian Dillon), 2016

                            Revision requested by the Journal of Development Economics [link]

Age of marriage, weather shocks and the direction of marriage payments (with Lucia Corno and Nicole Hildebrandt), 2017 

                            Revision requested by Econometrica [link]

Selling Daughters: Age of Marriage, Income Shocks and the Bride Price Tradition (with Lucia Corno), 2016 [link]

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

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

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

The historical origins of Female Genital Cutting (with Lucia Corno, Eliana La Ferrara and Nathan Nunn)


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

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

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

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

Traditional Beliefs and Learning about Maternal Risk in Zambia (with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field, Giuditta Rusconi and Roberta Ziparo) [link], 2017,

        American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 



Subpages (2): CV Papers