Michèle Tertilt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. She is currently a Managing Editor at the Review of Economic Studies. Furthermore, she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. She is also a Research Affiliate at BREAD and the European Development Research Network (EUDN) and a Research Fellow at CEPR. In 2013 she was awarded the Gossenpreis - an annual award by the Verein für Socialpolitik which recognizes the best published economist under 45 working in the German speaking area. In 2017 she received the Yrjö Jahnsson award.
Her research concentrates on macroeconomics with a special focus on development and intra-family interactions. She has also worked on consumer credit and bankruptcies. Recently, Michèle Tertilt received a five-year ERC Starting Grant. Her previous research was financed through an NSF CAREER grant (2008-2011), a Sloan Research Fellowship (2009-2011) and an NSF grant (2005-2008).
Prior to joining the University of Mannheim, Michèle Tertilt was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University. She also spent a year at the University of Pennsylvania and one year as a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She studied economics at Bielefeld University and obtained her PhD from the University of Minnesota.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2014.