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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of KU Leuven. I received my PhD in Economics from Sciences Po Paris.

Fields of research

I work on a broad set of topics in labor and family economics: marriage markets, divorce, family labor supply, fertility, human capital.

I am specialized in the modeling and estimation of matching markets of different kinds - with or without frictions, static or dynamic.

Read an interview about my research on the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity webpage.

On marriage markets, individuals tend to marry partners with a similar level of education. The plot shows that couples where both partners have a high education are also taller on average, and the wife is thinner (lower Body Mass Index) and more likely to work outside the home. Their children perform better at school - they have better math and Italian grades - but they are also thinner and slightly taller. Plot from Chiappori, Ciscato and Guerriero (2020); household data collected in Naples (Italy) as part of the CHILDROLE project.


Email address: edoardo.ciscato@kuleuven.be

Office address: office 02.121, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven