Rania Gihleb

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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
Econometrics (Undergraduate), University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2018
Labor Economics (PhD), University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, Spring 2019
Labor Economics (Undergraduate), University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, Spring 2019
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.
“Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased,” (with Kevin Lang) – conditionally accepted at Research in Labor Economics

Working Papers

“Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply,” (with Osnat Lifshitz) - revision requested at Review of Economic Dynamics.
“The Effects of Mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Foster Care Admissions” (with Osea Giuntella and Ning Zhang) - revision requested at Journal of Human Resources

Work in Progress
“The Effect of Negotiation on Securing Equal Pay for Equal Work” (with Rachel Landsman and Lise Vesterlund)
“The Boomerang College Kids: Coresidence and Job Mismatch” (with Stefania Albanesi and Ning Zang)
“Delayed American Dream? Student debt, Family Formation and Homeownership” (with Stefania Albanesi and Ning Zang)
“Gender Differences in Likeability and Team Synergy” (with Erin Giffin and Rachel Landsman)
“Gender Specific Labor Market Shocks and Bargaining Power: a Machine Learning Application to Scanner Data” (with Osea Giuntella and Kelly Hyde)
“Marriage Markets, Assortative Mating, and Job Polarization” (with Stefania Albanesi)
“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” with Osea Giuntella and Lucy Wang
“Economic Migrants, Refugees and Entrepreneurship” with Luca Stella and Osea Giuntella

Conferences & presentations
Society of Economic Dynamics 2019
Society of labor Economists 2019
Alp-Pop Conference 2019
Health Econometrics Workshop 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, Quantitative Economics, Management Science, Journal of Comparative Economics,  Journal of Demographic Economics, Labour, Review of Economics of the Household, Social Forces, PLOS One, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Development Studies, European Economic Review, Economic Inquiry

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 and Excel