My research explores how health, psychological factors, and norms interact with poverty and economic development. For example, my recent work has focused on maternal depression and its implications for the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage. My work has been published in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Journal of Health Economics and other peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago 2013 after graduating from Barnard College. I have also worked as a Research Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

I am currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne, an affiliate of the Centre for Market Design, a research affiliate at CEPR, and a research fellow at the Life Course Centre and IZA.

I am also a co-organizer of the Australia Health & Human Capital Seminar Series.


address: Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne, 111 Barry Street, Level 4 FBE Building, VIC 3010, Australia

office: 337 FBE Building

phone: +61 3 8344 5292

email: victoria.baranov@unimelb.edu.au

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