Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI)


2017 – 2019: 2020 - 2022


Nezih Guner is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) in Madrid, Spain. He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Institute for Study of Labor (IZA), and a leader of the Family Inequality Network (FI) within the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO). He is a Managing Editor of Economic Journal. Prof. Guner’s research has focused on changing household and family structure in industrialized countries, and the consequences of these changes for public policy. Besides his work on family economics, he has examined how misallocation of resources across firms affects the size distribution of firms and aggregate productivity. He has also been working on the interaction between labor market frictions and firm dynamics, and how this interaction affects the outcomes of globalization. 

Three selected publications:

  • (2020) Child-Related Transfers, Household Labor Supply and Welfare (co-authors Remzi Kaygusuz, and Gustavo Ventura), Review of Economic Studies, 87(5): 2290–2321.
  • (2016) Firm Dynamics, Job Turnover, and Wage Distributions in an Open Economy (co-authors Kerem Cosar, and James Tybout), American Economic Review, 106(3): 625-63.
  • Technology and the Changing Family: A Unified Theory of Marriage, Divorce, Educational Attainment and Married Female Labor-Force Participation (co-authors Jeremy Greenwood, Georgi Kocharkov and Cezar Santos), American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics, Volume 8, No 1, 1-41.