Mariacristina De Nardi
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Mariacristina De Nardi is a professor at University College London (currently on leave from her position as Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Professor De Nardi received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1999. Her research interests include macroeconomics, wealth inequality, saving, Social Security, health shocks and medical expenses, 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. Professor 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. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies.