Shoshana Grossbard | Economics of the Family and the Household
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Pioneer in the Economics of the Household (HH) and Non-Cooperative Models of HH Decisions

Her pioneering research has made novel contributions to labor economics, economics of the family, economics of gender, and law and economics. First to analyze labor supply, fertility, participation in redistribution programs and more as a function of intra-household bargaining and marriage market conditions. Made multiple theoretical and empirical contributions to the economics of marriage and cohabitation pioneered by Gary Becker, her principal Ph.D. adviser at the University of Chicago. Her empirical articles on polygamy include the first econometric study of polygamy, count among the first economics articles to use micro-data from sub-Saharan Africa and non-Western countries, and are among the first in law and economics of the family, a field to which she has made many contributions (see .

“widely known for her work on the economics of the family.” James J. Heckman, Chicago; “ a leading figure in family economics.”Edward P. Lazear, Stanford;  .. the premier economist currently engaged in research on the economics of marriage and more generally on the economics of the household.”  Michael Grossman, Health Economics Program Director, NBER; “..she is particularly well known for her research on the economic determinants and consequences of marriage and for establishing both the  Review of Economics of the Household ( REHO )  and the Society of Economics of the Household ( SEHO )." Barry Chiswick, George Washington University.

Shoshana Grossbard is a Member of the Family Inequality Network, HCEO, U of Chicago and Professor of Economics emerita at San Diego State University. She is also a research fellow at IZA , CESifo and GLO. Shoshana has published seven books, including The Marriage Motive (2015), and 80 peer-review book chapters and journal articles, including some in leading econ journals. Since 2017 she has published 7 articles and book chapters.

Founding and current editor, Review of Economics of the Household (REHO),
Founder, Society of Economics of the Household (SEHO). President of SEHO 2017-2019 (see SEHO page on this website)
Recent Keynote Lectures

Shoshana has been a mentor to young minority faculty (sponsored by the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics) and young women faculty (sponsored by the Committee for the Status of Women in the Economics Profession). Shoshana is ranked among the top 5% of women in economics and of all economists according to REPEC (Research Papers in Economics);  ranked in the top 15% of tweeting economists (by # of followers), at @econoflove

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