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Mariacristina De Nardi

Senior Economist and Economic Advisor

University College London / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London

Mariacristina De Nardi is a professor at University College London (currently on leave from her position as Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Professor De Nardi received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1999. Her research interests include macroeconomics, wealth inequality, saving, Social Security, health shocks and medical expenses, and fertility. In recent work, she has: examined the role of bequests and entrepreneurship in explaining the observed distribution of wealth; analyzed the effects of Social Security reform on the aggregate economy; and studied the saving and medical spending of the very old. Professor De Nardi has also studied the effects of estate taxation and the relationship between Social Security and fertility. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies.

Associated Research Projects

UM17-01: Social Insurance and Risks and Insurance Over the Life Cycle for Singles & Couples
UM15-15: Retirement Savings in the US and England: How Important is Housing?
UM14-05: The Determinants of Household Savings for Couples During Retirement.
UM12-12: The Costs and Benefits of Medicaid in Old Age
UM10-16: Bequest Motives and Asset Decumulation at the End of Life