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Rania Gihleb
Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, Posvar Hall
Email:
gihleb@pitt.edu
Web site: www.raniagihleb.com


Current Position
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
2014-present

Education
Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, Boston MA, May 2014
Dissertation Title: Female Labor Supply and Assortative Mating
Main Advisor: Claudia Olivetti
M.A., Economics (with distinction), Tel Aviv University, August 2006. Thesis under the supervision of Zvi Eckstein
B.A., Economics
(with honors), Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo, July 2003

Fields of Interest
Labor Economics, Family Economics, Applied Econometrics

Teaching Experience
Labor Economics (PhD), University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2015, 2016, 2017
Labor Economics (Undergraduate), University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2015, 2016, 2017
Teaching Fellow, Principles of Microeconomics, Department of Economics, Boston University, Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Fall, 2008
Teaching Fellow, Principles of Macroeconomics, Department of Economics, Boston University, Fall 2011, Spring 2009
Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomics, Tel Aviv University, Fall 2003-Spring 2005
Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics, Tel Aviv University, Fall 2003-Spring 2005
Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomics, Academic College of Tel Aviv, Fall 2003-Spring 2005
Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics, Academic College of Tel Aviv, Fall 2003-Spring 2005

Fellowships and Awards
Summer Research Grant, Department of Economics, Boston University, Summer 2011
Fellow of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, 2007-present
Scholarship/ Award for a one year program from the ADVA center, Tel Aviv, Aug 2006 – August 2007
Award of Alfred Akirov (benefactor of E. Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University), 2006
Merit – based Scholarship from the Academic College of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, 2001 – 2003

Work Experience
NBER Research Assistant to Professors Iain Cockburn & Ernst Berndt (2012-2014)
NBER Research Assistant to Professors Iain Cockburn & Ernst Berndt (2010-2011)
Research Assistant to Professor Laurence Kotlikoff (June 2009- September 2010)
Manager, KATA Industries, Israel (1999 – 2006)

Publications
“Measuring the Rate of Replications in Economics,” (with Jim Berry, Lucas Coffman, Douglas Hanley, and Alistair Wilson). American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, May 2017, 107(5).
“Nuns and the Effects of Catholic Schools. Evidence from Vatican II,” (with G. Osea Giuntella). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, May 2017.

Working Papers

“Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply,” (with Osnat Lifshitz). IZA Discussion Paper 9958, August 2016.
“Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased,” (with Kevin Lang). NBER WP 22729, January 2017.

Work in Progress
“The Effect of Negotiation on Securing Equal Pay for Equal Work” (with Rachel Landsman and Lise Vesterlund)
“Marriage Markets, Assortative Mating, and Job Polarization” (with Stefania Albanesi)
“Opioids Crisis and Child Maltreatment” (with Osea Giuntella and Ning Zhang)
“Individual Endowments and the Family in the Marriage Market” (With Seth Sanders and Lowell Taylor)
“Gender Differences in Medical Liability Claims”
“Teleworking, Female Labor Supply, and Time Use”
“Economic Migrants, Refugees and Entrepreneurship”

Conferences & presentations
Health Econometrics 2018
Society of Economic Dynamics 2017
Society of labor Economists 2017
Economic Demography Workshop 2017
Alp-Pop Conference 2017
Eastern Economic Association Conference 2015
Society of Labor Economists Meetings 2014
Family Economics and Family Policy Workshop, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW Mannheim), November 2013
North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society (NASM), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, June 2013
Royal Economic Society (RES), Royal Holloway, University of London, London, April 2013
European Association of Labour Economists (EALE), Bonn, September 2012
European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), Bern, June 2012
Population Association of America (PAA), 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 2012
Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC), Orange County, March 2012

Refereeing Activity
Demography, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Management Science, Journal of Comparative Economics,  Journal of Demographic Economics, Labour, Review of Economics of the Household, Social Forces, PLOS One, Review of Economics of the Household

Graduate Advising: Co-chair: Rachel Landsman (Assistant Prof., Bucknell University, 2018); Member: Mark Azic; Diego Lame, Ning Zhang

Undergraduate Research Supervision: Adrienne Newcomer, BPhil (2018) – joining Georgetown University Graduate Program

Languages:
English, French, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian

Computer Skills: STATA, EViews, GAUSS, MATLAB, LATEX, ArcGIS