David Ribar is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. Much of his research focuses on issues associated with poverty. He is a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal, member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Population Economics and the Review of Economics of the Household, and a member of the European Society for Population Economics council. He received the 2002 Kuznets Prize from the Journal of Population Economics for his article on the consequences of young women's childbearing. He was previously a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The George Washington University, and Penn State University and has served as a research fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau and as a research analyst at the U.S. Administration for Children and Families.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2003.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10614
Guy Johnson, David C. Ribar, Anna Zhu
forthcoming in: Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Women
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7290
published in: Southern Economic Journal 2015, 81(3), 598-618
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6931
published in: A. Constant and K.F. Zimmermann (eds), International Handbook of the Economics of Migration, Cheltenham, 2013, 373-92
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5482
published in: B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 11(3), 2011, Article 8, 2011, 1-27
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4618
Published as “Financial Stress, Family Conflict, and Australian Youths’ Transitions from Home and School” in Review of Economics of the Household, Vol. 11(4), December (2012), pp. 469 – 490.