Shelly Lundberg

Leonard Broom Professor of Demography, Distinguished Professor of Economics
North Hall 2042
Current Research:
Labor economics, economic demography

About Shelly Lundberg

Shelly Lundberg is the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography and Associate Director of the Broom Center for Demography. Her research has focused on the economics of family behavior and the determinants of inequality; she has contributed to the economics of discrimination and to the modeling of resource allocation and bargaining within households. Her current research examines the sources of educational inequality and of gender gaps in education. Recent projects include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children, and the economic and social returns to psychosocial traits. Lundberg’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. She is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Labor Economists. Lundberg is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Demographic Economics, and IZA World of Labor.