Jeanne Lafortune is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
She was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Her primary fields of interest are labor and development economics, with a particular interest in family economics. Her research has, among various topics, looked at the relationship between marriage market conditions and human capital accumulation, the role of caste in the Indian marriage market, the impact of migration in early 20th century United States and the role of changing alimony rights of cohabiting partners. She is also currently using randomized experiments to improve our understanding of labor markets in an emerging economy like Chile.
Jeanne Lafortune joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2015.