Jeanne Lafortune

Jeanne Lafortune is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is also and Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. She has a B.A. in Economics from McGill University, M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She researches the economics of marriage and family, especially in developing countries in addition to the economic impact of immigration.

Representative Publications

“Changing the Rules Midway: The Impact of Granting Alimony Rights on Existing and Newly-Formed Partnerships” (joint with Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Murat Iyigun and Yoram Weiss), forthcoming, The Economic Journal

“Making Yourself Attractive: Pre-Marital Investments and The Returns to Education in the Marriage Market,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 5(2), April 2013, 151-178

“Marry for What?  Caste and Mate Selection in Modern India” (joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Maitreesh Ghatak), American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 5(2), May 2013, 33-72

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