MACROECONOMICS. Matthias Doepke. University of Chicago. Andreas Lehnert. Board of Governors of the. Federal. Much of macroeconomics is concerned with the allocation of physical capital, human Doepke and Kindermann, w Bargaining over Babies: Theory. Macroeconomics by Matthias Doepke, Andreas Lehnert, Andrew Sellgren – free book at E-Books Directory. You can download the book or read it online.

Author: Kajind Yole
Country: Botswana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 10 April 2007
Pages: 48
PDF File Size: 7.68 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.90 Mb
ISBN: 852-2-25806-526-1
Downloads: 55160
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashirn

We develop a theory that integrates private education and fertility decisions with voting on public schooling expenditures. Given that they took place long before women gained the right to vote, these changes amounted to a voluntary renouncement of power by men.

Cultural transmission is Beckerian, i. A discussion of the paper on nytimes. A non-technical summary in Czech: A Cure for Hyper-Parenting.

The theory generates a “reversal of fortune” between colonies with many and few oppressed: In our model, fertility and education decisions are interdependent. Theory and evidence suggest that the link depends crucially on the political system.

Matthias Doepke

Does this imply that targeting transfers to women promotes economic development? Inflation, Redistribution, Monetary Policy, Housing.

Aggregate Implications of Wealth Redistribution: Agents enter into non-contingent contracts with a variety of business partners. For the war generation maceoeconomics women, the high demand for female labor brought about by mobilization leads to an increase in labor supply that persists after the war. In recent years, support has been growing among rich-country governments and consumer groups for the use of trade policies, such as product boycotts and the imposition of international labor standards, to reduce child labor in poor countries.


In every developed country, the economic transition from pre-industrial stagnation to modern growth was accompanied by a demographic transition from high to low fertility.

We propose an economic theory of preference formation in which both the divergence of attitudes across social classes and the ensuing reversal of economic fortunes are equilibrium outcomes. Empirical evidence suggests, however, that many potential mothers and fathers disagree on whether to have children, on how many children to have, and on when to have them.

We document evidence on preferences for childbearing in developing countries. In addition, public schooling leads to income convergence, while private schooling can result in ever increasing inequality.

Prof. Matthias Doepke, The Family in Macroeconomics

We review a number of recent economic eoepke which analyze the transition from a preindustrial world characterized by high fertility, stationary standards of living, and rigid social hierarchies to modern capitalism. Principles of Macroeconomics by Libby Rittenberg, Timothy Tregarthen – Flat World Knowledge The authors teach economics as the study of choice by providing students with an accessible, straightforward overview of economics.

In our calibrated model, the war generates a substantial baby boom followed by a baby bust. Specifically, we compare the implications of a public and a private schooling regime for economic growth and inequality. Quarterly Journal of EconomicsNovember Combining these perspectives, we discuss the theory of Doepke and Tertiltwhere an increase in the return to human capital induces men to vote for women’s rights, which in turn promotes growth in human capital and income per capita. Journal of Economic Growth macroeconomiccs, March One of the key social transformations that accompanied dorpke Industrial Revolution was the economic decline of the aristocracy.


Review of Economic StudiesApril Nevertheless, optimal incentive-constrained insurance can be attained. Poor parents decide to have many children and invest little in education.

A non-technical summary in German: Among the policies considered, education subsidies have only minor effects, while accounting for child-labor regulations is crucial.

In recent years, a number of governments and consumer groups in rich countries have tried to discourage the use of child labor in poor countries through measures such as product boycotts and the imposition of international labor standards.

Interview with HCEO that includes a discussion of the paper: I resolve this conflict by introducing a welfare function with minimum altruism, in which child labor in a given family is judged relative to a specific social standard.

Men prefer other men’s wives to have rights because men care about their own daughters and because an expansion of women’s rights increases educational investments in children. The main winners are young, middle-class households with fixed-rate mortgage debt.

The quantitative predictions of the models are remarkably similar. Starting from a general mechanism with arbitrary communication, randomization, full history dependence, and without restrictions on preferences or technology, we show how the optimal contract can be efficiently implemented as a recursive direct mechanism.