"No country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources, demoralization caused by

vast unemployment is our greatest extravagance, morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order."

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, September 30, 1934.

Top 2.4% of economists in the last 10 years (RePEC). Top 10% of authors by both total new downloads and all-time downloads (SSRN)--ranked # 440 on 10/2023

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Chech the new WomEmpower ERC Advanced Grant Project: https://sites.google.com/view/womempower-ercproject

Professor in Economics at City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College (since 2014)

Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center, CUNY (since 2019)

Distinguished Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), Universitat de Barcelona (since 2024)

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar (2023-24)

Member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Economics of the Household (2022-24)

Research Fellow IZA (since 2004)

In 2022, I was named Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar. I will explore how low-income and minority urban college students have coped during the pandemic drawing on surveys with over 24,000 students, City University of New York academic records, and New York City COVID data. 

In 2023, I received a 5-year ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for my project "The Causal Effect of Motherhood, Gender Norms, and Cash Transfers to Women on Intimate Partner Violence (WomEmpower)."   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. My work contributes towards the following SDG(s):