Jeanne Lafortune

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Jeanne Lafortune is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Her primary fields of interest are labor and development economics, with a particular interest in family economics. Her research has, among various topics, looked at the relationship between marriage market conditions and human capital accumulation, the role of caste in the Indian marriage market, the impact of migration in early 20th century United States and the role of changing alimony rights of cohabiting partners. She is currently using randomized evaluations to study female training, financial literacy training and worker's safety programs.