Short Bio & Research Interest
I'm a Professor in the School of Economics at Tel Aviv University, a Research Fellow at the CEPR, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics. I'm also a Voting Member of the Monetary Committee of the Bank of Israel. I received my Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in 2002 and spent a year as a Post–Doctoral Fellow at MIT. During the academic year 2009-2010, I held a position of a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
My broad interest is in demographic change, gender differences, and their interaction with economic growth. Recently I’ve been involved in three research agendas. First, I examined the interaction between income inequality and fertility choice through the marketization of childcare. Secondly, I examine how political preferences shape gender differences among top executives. Finally, I examine how changes in bargaining power within the household affect fertility choice and investment in children’s education.