Matthias Doepke, Ph.D., and Fabrizio Zilibotti, Ph.D.

Matthias Doepke is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He is a former recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. His research interests include economic growth and development, family economics, and macroeconomics. Recently, he has worked on the economics of parenting, the economics of fertility, the economics of growth and innovation, and redistributional effects of inflation. He is editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics and Associate Editor of the American Economic Review. Hailing from Hannover, Germany, Matthias Doepke is married to Marisa Ross, an American casting director. They live in Evanston, Illinois with their sons Oskar, Lukas, and Nicolas.

Fabrizio Zilibotti is the Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics at Yale University. He is a former Professor of Economics at University College London, Stockholm University, and the University of Zurich. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the past president of the European Economic Association. His research interests include economic growth and development, cultural economics, human capital, income inequality, and the economic development of China. He is a joint recipient of the 2009 Yrjö Jahnsson Award (best economist in Europe under the age of 45), as well as, the 2012 Sun Ye Fang Award for his paper “Growing like China.” Zilibotti is a co-editor of Econometrica, one of the most prestigious journals in economics. Hailing from Vignola, Italy, he is the father of Nora, who lives and studies in Switzerland. He is married to Maria Saez, a Spaniard, with whom he lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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