Krzysztof Karbownik

Research Fellow

Emory University

Krzysztof Karbownik is an assistant professor at the Department of Economics at Emory University. He received his PhD in Economics from Uppsala University (Sweden) in December 2013 and holds a master’s degree in Economics along with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Quantitative Methods from Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). Prior to joining Emory, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.
His work utilizes population-level data for applied microeconomic analyses and public policy. In particular, he is interested in the intersection of health, family, education, crime, environmental, and labor economics with a particular focus on child development and human capital formation. His research has been published, among others, in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Krzysztof’s work has also been featured in the New York Times, NPR, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, and the Onion among other news outlets.

Krzysztof Karbownik joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2019.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12927
Economics of Education Review, 2020, 75, 101960
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9474
published in: Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 5, 2016, 75–138
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6933
revised version published in: Economics of Transition, 2016, 24(4), 705-725
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6232
revised published as "Who gets to look nice and who gets to play? Effects of child gender on household expenditures" in Review of Economics of the Household, 2017, 15(3), 925-944