Current Position

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

IZA Research Affiliate

Penn State Population Research Institute, External Affiliate


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, Fall 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021

Labor Economics (PhD), University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021

Labor Economics (Undergraduate), University of Pittsburgh, Fall 2015, 2016, 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 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, Awards and Grants

United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation ($270,000), Fall 2021

Summer Research Grant, Department of Economics, Boston University, Summer 2011

Fellow of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, 2007-2013

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)


“Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply,” (with Osnat Lifshitz) – Forthcoming at Review of Economic Dynamics.

“The Effects of Mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Foster Care Admissions” (with Osea Giuntella and Ning Zhang). Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2022.

“Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Neonatal Outcomes” (with Osea Giuntella and Ning Zhang). Regional Science and Urban Economics, March 2020.

“Educational Homogamy and Assortative Mating Have Not Increased,” (with Kevin Lang) Research in Labor Economics, November 2020.

“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

“The Effect of Negotiation on Securing Equal Pay for Equal Work” (with Rachel Landsman and Lise Vesterlund)

"Dreaming of Leaving the Nest" (with Osea Giuntella and Jakub Lonsky) Under review

“The Boomerang College Kids: Coresidence and Job Mismatch” (with Stefania Albanesi and Ning Zhang)

“Household Insurance and The Macroeconomic Impact of the Novel Corona Virus” (with Stefania Albanesi, Jiyeon Kim and Jialin Huo)

“Robots and Work Related Health Risks” (with Osea Giuntella, Luca Stella and Tianyi Wang) Under review

“Delayed American Dream? Student debt, Family Formation and Homeownership” (with Stefania Albanesi and Ning Zhang)

“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, Kelly Hyde and Dor Morag)

“Economic Migrants, Refugees and Entrepreneurship” (with Luca Stella and Osea Giuntella)

Conferences & Presentations

University of Colorado Denver 2022

Families, Schools, and Neighborhoods Conference, University of Rochester 2021

University at Buffalo SUNY 2021

University of Michigan 2021

University of Venice 2021

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

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, AER Insights, Economic Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Studies, Demography, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Journal: Applied, Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Macro, 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, Economic Letters, Contemporary Economic Policy

Graduate Advising

Rachel Landsman (Assistant Prof., Bucknell University; Co-chair); Felipe de Araujo (Lehigh University), Marc Azic (Federal Trade Commission), Ning Zhang (University of Oxford PostDoc; Co-chair)

Undergraduate Research Supervision

Adrienne Newcomer, BPhil (2018) – joined Georgetown University Graduate Program

Languages: English, French, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian

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