Joshua Wilde is a Research Scientist in the Labor Demography Group at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Before coming to the MPIDR, Joshua was an assistant professor of Economics at the University of South Florida. He earned his PhD in economics from Brown University in 2011.

Joshua Wilde's research is in the field of Economic Demography and Development Economics, with an emphasis on the effects of fertility decline on both the macro and micro levels. He created the one of the leading models analyzing the general equilibrium consequences of fertility decline on income per capita in the developing world. He also studies the effect of in utero shocks on health and educational outcomes.

Joshua Wilde's work has been published in high quality journals in both the fields of economics and demography, such as the American Economic Review P&P, the European Economic Review, and Population and Development Review. In 2017, he won the IPUMS International Faculty Research Award for his work analyzing the effects of temperature shocks at the time of conception on long-run human capital outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, he has contributed to several book chapters, including in the Oxford Handbook of Health Economics and the African Development Forum of the World Bank.

Joshua Wilde joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2019.