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, where I was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

I am currently an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne, an affiliate of J-PAL and the Centre for Market Design, a research affiliate at CEPR, and a research fellow at the Life Course Centre and IZA. I also serve as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Health Economics.

I am a Chief Investigator of the Gender Lab in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne (website coming soon!).


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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