Ph.D., Brown University
A.M., Brown University
B.A., College of William and Mary
David C. Ribar is an applied micro-economist and interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on family dynamics, the causes and consequences of economic disadvantage, evaluating programs to alleviate disadvantage, and measuring and modelling well-being in many different contexts. Additionally, he has conducted research on homelessness, child care, the consequences of teenage fertility, the economic motivations behind public and private transfers, people’s time use, and other topics. He is a Professor in the Department of Economics and faculty director of the Child & Family Policy Lab in the Georgia Policy Labs in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He has published in the American Economic Review, American Sociological Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Demography, and other journals. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, the Australian Research Council, the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the W. T. Grant Foundation. He has an extensive record of engaged and collaborative research with government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. He is a deputy editor of Demography, an associate editor at the Journal of Population Economics and the Review of Economics of the Household, a senior associate editor of the Southern Economic Journal and a member of the editorial boards of Social Service Review and the Journal of Marriage and Family. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour.