Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia is a research economist in the Office of Productivity and Technology at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). She received her Bachelor's degree in economics from Smith College in 1992 and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington in 2001. Her current research interests include hours of work measurement, time use, state productivity, economics of technological change, study of work-life balance, effects of child gender on parental time allocation, effects of the Great Recession and COVID-19, and economics of education. She has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Population Economics, and Labour Economics.

Dr. Pabilonia joined IZA as a Research Fellow in her personal capacity in March 2012.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11166
Jeffrey A. Groen, Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2019, 72, 204–218,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9126
published in: Charlene M. Kalenkoski and Gigi Foster (eds.): The Economics of Multitasking, 2015, New York, 91-107
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8204
published as 'Teenagers’ Risky Health Behaviors and Time Use During the Great Recession' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2017, 15(3), 945–964,
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8142
published in: Education Economics, 2017, 25 (1), 45-59
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6529
published as 'What Effects do Macroeconomic Conditions Have on the Time Couples with Children Spend Together?' in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2015, 13(4), 791-814