Valentina Goetz

Photo of Valentina Goetz, IDE Class of 2020
IDE Class: 
2020
Research Project(s): 
Marriage and Labor Market Sorting
Project Supervisor: 
Ilse Lindenlaub
Project Summary: 

During her time in the IDE Research Assistantship program, Goetz joined a team led by Ilse Lindenlaub, Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale, alongside Paula Calvo, a Yale PhD student, and Ana Reynoso, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. The project explored the economics behind how couples form, how they get married, and how marriage influences the firm that individuals choose to work at. Using an equilibrium model, the team assessed the downstream economic impacts of marriage and labor market sorting including inter- and intra-household income inequality as well as the gender wage gap. To learn more, read the paper here.