Lecturer in Economics and the College

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Dr. Tartari is a Lecturer in Economics and the College. Her research interests include: labor economics, economic history, applied econometrics, and development economics.  

She identifies two core areas of interest. First, she is interested in human capital accumulation both early in life, through schooling and parental investment, and during adulthood, through training, learning by doing, and migration. She has been engaged in exploring how human capital accumulation is affected by public policy, for instance, compulsory schooling laws, minimum wage provisions, and immigration policies, and plans to further my inquiry into the roles that human capital accumulation plays in the inter-generational transmission of well-being. Because many of the decisions underlying human capital accumulation are made within the context of a household, she extends attention, as often possible, beyond the individual and towards his or her family, household, and extended family. Second, she is interested in labor supply and its interactions with public policy, with special emphasis on public assistance policies and income taxation. Within this area, she intends to continue exploring the role of measurement, modeling complexity, and the out-of-sample validity of joint models (static or dynamic) of labor supply, program participation, and income reporting behavior.

Selected Publications

Comment on "On the Determinants and Implications of School Choice: Semi-Structural Simulations for Chile, by Francisco A. Gallego and Andres E. Hernando." Economia. Vol. 9, No. 1 (Fall 2008), pp. 197-244. Comment.

Divorce and the Cognitive Achievement of Children, International Economic Review, Vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 597-645, May 2015. Paper and Online Appendix.

Bounding the Labor Supply Responses to a Randomized Welfare Experiment: A Revealed Preference Approach, with Patrick Kline. September 2015. Forthcoming American Economic Review. NBER Working Paper w20838 (includes Online Appendix) and Code.