Marla Ripoll is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a macroeconomist working on research questions in development, demographics, growth, and trade. Recent work explores the determinants of cross-country differences in schooling and fertility, the economic value of life, the notion of intergenerational substitution, intergenerational transfers, and social mobility. Her research has appeared in various academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the International Economic Review, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.
She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Macroeconomics. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference, the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Group, and the Economics Research Network of the Banco de la República, Colombia’s Central Bank. She received a PhD from the University of Rochester and a BA (with honors) from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Prior to her doctoral studies she worked as research economist at Colombia’s Central Bank.