2024 Award Recipient: Michèle Tertilt

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The EEA is delighted to announce that the 2024 Birgit Grodal Award goes to Michèle Tertilt, University of Mannheim.

Michèle is a pioneer in Family Macroeconomics, an area of research that seeks to understand the aggregate implications of economic interactions within households. This includes how outcomes at the family level such as fertility, home production, and division of labor, are shaped by economic incentives, markets, and institutions, and ultimately the macroeconomic effects of these family outcomes. Michèle’s work has deepened our understanding of what determines marriage, fertility, household labor supply and financial decisions, and how these decisions shape economic growth and business cycles. She has also made fundamental contributions in the areas of development economics and household finance. In summary, Michèle is a leading macro economist of her generation who has shaped economists’ thinking about the family and the macroeconomy. 

She has also done significant service to the profession, including in her capacity as a managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies and as an advisor of a long list of graduate students.

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Award Committee: 2024 Birgit Grodal Award Committee: Kjetil Storesletten (Chair), Philippe Aghion, Mariacristina De Nardi, Raquel Fernandez, and Christian Schultz.