Rachel Ngai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a member of Centre for Macroeconomics (CfM). She has been a CEPR Research Fellow since 2004. Her research interests span the theory of economic growth, labour markets and housing markets, with focus on the structural transformation, time allocation across gender and across countries, and fluctuations in the housing market. She has received a B.Sc. in Economics from HKUST and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 2001.