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Matthias Doepke

Matthias Doepke is the Gerald F. and Marjorie G. Fitzgerald Professor of Economic History at Northwestern University and a professor of economics at the London School of Economics. His research explores how decisions taken within families shape macroeconomic outcomes and how, in turn, economic conditions feed back into what families do.

Doepke’s research has been published in leading international journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political EconomyThe Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Review of Economic Studies. He is coauthor with Fabrizio Zilibotti of the bestselling book Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids.

Doepke is a former coordinating editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, and a fellow of the Econometric Society. He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Chicago and was an assistant and an associate professor of economics at UCLA before moving to Northwestern in 2008.


1.  “From Mancession to Shecession: Women’s Employment in Regular and Pandemic Recessions,” Alon T, Coskun S, Doepke M, Koll D, Tertilt M.  NBER Macroeconomics Annual 36, 2022, pp. 83–151. Go to ⤴︎
2. This Time It’s Different: The Role of Women’s Employment in a Pandemic Recession,” Alon T, Doepke M, Olmstead-Rumsey J, Tertilt M. NBER Working Paper 27660, August 2020. Go to ⤴︎

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