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The Wanderer above a sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich, around 1818.

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Working papers

Maternal Mortality Risk and Spousal Differences in the Demand for Children (with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field and Roberta Ziparo), 2021 *NEW VERSION* [link]

Marriage, Labor Supply and the Dynamics of the Social Safety Net (with Hamish LowCostas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri), 2020, R&R Journal of Political Economy[ link]

Selling Daughters: Age of Marriage, Income Shocks and the Bride Price Tradition (with Lucia Corno), 2021, R&R Journal of Development Economics [ link]


Age of Marriage, Weather Shocks and the Direction of Marriage Payments (with Lucia Corno and Nicole Hildebrandt), 2020, Econometrica [link]

Bride Price and Female Education (with Nava Ashraf, Nathan Nunn and Natalie Bau), 2019, Journal of Political Economy [link]

Widows' Land Rights and Agricultural Investment (with Brian Dillon), 2018, Journal of Development Economics [link]

Traditional Beliefs and Learning about Maternal Risk in Zambia (with Nava Ashraf, Erica Field, Giuditta Rusconi and Roberta Ziparo), 2017, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings [link]

Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?, 2015, American Economic Review [link]

German-Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention (with Petra Moser and Fabian Waldinger), 2014, American Economic Review [link]

The Economics and Politics of Women’s Rights (with Matthias Doepke and Michèle Tertilt), 2012, Annual Review of Economics [link]

Compulsory Licensing: Evidence from the Trading-with-the Enemy Act (with Petra Moser), 2012, American Economic Review [link]