Nezih Guner (PhD University of Rochester) is an ICREA Research Professor of Economics at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and a Research Professor at Barcelona School of Economics. He is currently on leave from CEMFI (Madrid). His research interests include labor economics, with a particular focus on the economics of the family, public finance, and misallocation and productivity. His work on family economics combines the quantitative tools of dynamic general equilibrium models to address a wide range of issues such as marriage, divorce, fertility, investment in children and the role of family-related public policies. He was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council in 2010. He previously held academic positions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Pennsylvania State University and Queen’s University. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), and a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) at the University of Chicago.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2008.