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, Spring 2022

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)



“Dreaming of Leaving the Nest? Immigration Status and the Living Arrangements of DACA-mented ” (with Osea Giuntella and Jakub Lonsky). European Economic Review, forthcoming

Exposure to Past Immigration Waves and Attitudes toward Newcomers,” (with Osea Giuntella and Luca Stella). Migration Studies, October 2022.

Industrial Robots, Workers' Safety, and Health” (with Osea Giuntella, Luca Stella and Tianyi Wang). Labour Economics, October 2022, 78.

“Dynamic Effects of Educational Assortative Mating on Labor Supply,” (with Osnat Lifshitz). Review of Economic Dynamics, October 2022, 46.

“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

“Gender Specific Labor Market Shocks and Bargaining Power: a Machine Learning Application to Scanner Data” (with Osea Giuntella, Kelly Hyde and Dor Morag).

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

“The Boomerang College Kids: Unemployment, Job Mismatch and Coresidence” (with Stefania Albanesi and Ning Zhang). R&R at Quantitative Economics.  NBER WP 30397. VoxEU

“The Impact of Right-to-Work Laws on Long Hours and Work-Related Health Risks" (with Osea Giuntella and Jian Qi Tan). R&R at Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Religious Safety Nets and their Effects on Human Capital Accumulation (with Naomi Gershoni, Assaf Kott, Hani Mansour, and Yannay Shanan).

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

“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).

Invited Contributions and Book Chapters

The Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health (with Daniel Banko and Osea Giuntella). In: Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics, edited by Klaus F. Zimmermann, Springer Cham, 2022. 

“Refugees, Economic Immigrants and Self-Employment” (with Osea Giuntella and Luca Stella). In: World Scientific Handbook of Global Migration, Volume 1, edited by R. M. Sauer. World Scientific Publishing, June 2023. 

“Mental Health and Health Behaviors among Vulnerable Populations during the Covid-19 Pandemic” (with Daniel Banko-Ferran and Osea Giuntella). In: Behavioral Economics & Policy for Pandemics. Insights from the responses to Covid-19, edited by Matteo Galizzi and Joan Costa-Font. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023. 

Conferences & Presentations 

    Bocconi University 2023

        University of South Florida 2022

    University of Colorado Denver 2022

        University of Rochester 2022

        University of Oxford 2022

    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, Econometrica, 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, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, American Journal of Health Economics


Other Service to the Profession

Grant Reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2021, 2023

Grant Reviewer for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2023

Program Committee, Society of Labor Economists, 2023

Graduate Advising 

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


Undergraduate Research Supervision 

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