Theme 2: Labour, home production, and structural transformation


Theme 2 draws on recent research that places gender squarely at the centre of understanding labour market changes in the process of structural transformation. The theme is led by Taryn Dinkelman and Rachel Ngai.





Taryn Dinkelman is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the NBER. She is a South African development economist who studies labour markets and human capital in developing countries, predominantly in Africa. Dinkelman is also part of the team for the University of Notre Dame.



Rachel Ngai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)  a member of Centre for Macroeconomics (CfM) and a CEPR Research Fellow. 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.