Mariacristina De Nardi
Senior economist and economic advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Mariacristina De Nardi is Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. De Nardi received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1999. Her research interests include macroeconomics, wealth distribution, saving, Social Security, and fertility. In recent work, she has: examined the role of bequests and entrepreneurship in explaining the observed distribution of wealth; analyzed the effects of Social Security reform on the aggregate economy; and studied the saving and medical spending of the very old. Dr. De Nardi has also studied the effects of estate taxation and the relationship between Social Security and fertility. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies.