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Neha Bairoliya is Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance and Business Economics, at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Prior to joining USC, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University.
Her research interests lie in understanding key economic decisions of households – fundamental units of the macroeconomy – with respect to consumption, savings, labour supply, and health and human capital formation. She is particularly interested in examining the role of family, uninsurable life-cycle risk, and public versus private transfers in governing these important household decisions, both in the case of the US and large emerging economies. To understand how household behaviour shapes macroeconomic fundamentals, she builds aggregate macro models with rich microeconomic foundations, by combining rigorous economic theory and large-scale survey data.
Posts by Neha Bairoliya
Canonical predictions of life-cycle models indicate that households will smooth consumption over their lifetimes. Conversely, empirical data from high-income countries have shown that consumption cont...