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Department of Economics

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News and Events

New paper: This Time It's Different: The Role of Women's Employment in a Pandemic Recession (with Titan Alon, Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, and Michèle Tertilt).

New paper: Why Didn't the College Premium Rise Everywhere? Employment Protection and On-the-Job Investment in Skills (with Ruben Gaetani).

New blog post COVID-19 and Children's Education: The Time To Plan Large-Scale Summer Learning Programs is Now (with Fabrizio Zilibotti). Read an article in the Economist quoting me based on this work.

My new book with Fabrizio Zilibotti on the economics of parenting Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids has been named a Best Parenting Book of the Decade by Fatherly! Buy the book on Amazon. The book has been/is being translated into the following languages: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, and Turkish.

The paper Bargaining over Babies: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications (with Fabian Kindermann) has been published in the September 2019 issue of the American Economic Review.

3 Questions Interview with HCEO.

Link to my Google Scholar profile.

Link to my Twitter profile.

Schedule and Presentation Rules for Macro Lunch Seminar.

I am an editor and former coordinating editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics.

Call for Papers, Program, and Photo for a conference on "Families in Macroeconomics," held in Mannheim, Germany October 18-20, 2018.

Call for Papers and Program for a conference on "Families and the Macroeconomy," held in Edesheim, Germany on June 22 and 23, 2015. Photos are here and here.

Conference Web Site for Nemmers Prize Conference in honor of Daron Acemoglu, held in Evanston on May 16 and 17, 2013.

Call for Papers and Conference Web Site for conference on "Cultural Change and Economic Growth in the Long Run," held at the University of Munich on July 1 and 2, 2011.

Call for Papers and Conference Web Site for the European Workshop in Macroeconomics 2010, held at the University of Munich on June 25 and 26, 2010.

Conference Program for the conference on "Asset Markets, Nominal Contracts, and Monetary Policy," held at the University of Munich on June 24-26, 2009.

Some pictures with coauthors and former students.


Contact Information

Department of Economics
Northwestern University
2211 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA

My office is Room 3433 in the Kellogg Global Hub

Telephone: 847-491-8207
e-mail: doepke@northwestern.edu