Women in Economics: Michèle Tertilt
CEPR is working in partnership with UBS to celebrate contributions of women in economics, with a series of portraits and video interviews on a dedicated website.
The seventh economist to be featured in the series is Michèle Tertilt, Professor of Economics at University of Mannheim
Michèle is also a Research Fellow of CEPR in our Development Economics, Macroeconomic Growth, and Public Economics programmes.
In September 2013 she was awarded the Gossenpreis - an annual award by the Verein für Socialpolitik which recognizes the best published economist under 45 working in the German speaking area. She is the first woman to win this prestigious prize. In 2017, she was elected as a Fellow of the Econometrics Society and awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award - a biennial award by the European Economic Association and the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, given to a European economist no older than 45 years old who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe.
Her research concentrates on macroeconomics with a special focus on development and intra-family interactions. She has also worked on consumer credit and bankruptcies.
You can find a list of all Michèle Tertilt's CEPR Discussion Papers here, including:
- DP12593 Women's Empowerment, the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility, and Fertility Outcomes in Developing Countries
- DP9423 An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic
- DP8580 Costly Contracts and Consumer Credit
- DP8441 Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?
The CEPR/UBS video portraits of Michèle, as well as those of all the other economists featured in the series, are available on our YouTube channel here
This programme shines a light on quality research and policymaking from female leaders in their field. "Women in Economics" will feature videos of prominent researchers discussing their work and insights. The content is designed to appeal to non-expert audiences as well as those with a deeper understanding of economics.
Founded on the UBS “Nobel Perspectives” concept, where, since 2015, UBS has been documenting the lives and work of Nobel Prize-winning economists, this partnership will highlight great economic minds and showcase the outstanding contributions they are making. The aspiration is to underline women’s contributions to the field of economics and inspire future generations.