Leora Friedberg

Associate Professor, Vice Chair

Office Address

Monroe Hall, Room 257

Hours: Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Fields of Interest

Public Economics;Labor Economics


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Johns Hopkins University
Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

  • "The Social Security Earnings Test and the Labor Supply of Older Men," Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 12, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1998;
  • "Did Unilateral Divorce Raise Divorce Rates? Evidence from Panel Data," American Economic Review, Volume 88 (3), 608-627, June 1998;
  • "The Effect of Old Age Assistance on Retirement," Journal of Public Economics, Volume 71 (2), 213-232, February 1999;
  • "The Labor Supply Effects of the Social Security Earnings Test," The Review of Economics and Statistics, Volume 82 (1), 48-63, February 2000.