Alessandra Voena

Associate Professor of Economics

The University of Chicago

Editor, Journal of Labor Economics

Department of Economics

1126 E. 59th Street

Chicago IL 60637 U.S.A.

Email: avoena [at] uchicago [dot] edu

Subpages (2): CV Papers

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Working papers

Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks and the Direction of Marriage Payments (with Lucia Corno and Nicole Hildebrandt), 2019, Revision requested by Econometrica, new version [link]

Marriage, Labor Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net (with Hamish Low, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri), 2018 [link]

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


Bride Price and Female Education (with Nava Ashraf, Nathan Nunn and Natalie Bau), 2018, Journal of Political Economy forthcoming [link]

Widows' Land Rights and Agricultural Investment (with Brian Dillon), 2018, Journal of Development Economics [link]

Traditional Beliefs and Learning about Maternal Risk in Zambia (with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field, Giuditta Rusconi and Roberta Ziparo), 2017, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings [link]

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]