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Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG)


CURSO CURTA DURAÇÃO | Economics of the Household

Em 16-06-2014 às 10:00

16.06.2014 a 17.06.2014

Short Course


Professor: Shoshana Amyra Grossbard

Editor, Review of Economics of the Household

Prof. of Economics at San Diego State U and a fellow at IZA and CESifo and author of the widely cited "On the Economics of Marriage: a Theory of Marriage, Labor and Divorce." Her new book on the interaction of marriage and labor markets will be published by Springer.

She studied with Becker, Mincer, Jim Heckman, Ed Lazear, and T.W. Schultz.


Duration: 5 hours (2.5 hours +2.5 hours)

Date: 16 th and 17 th June (morning) 2014

Hours: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Room: tba

Venue: ISEG - Lisboa School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa



Regular  : €100 (Fee covers documentation) 

PhD students  :  €80 (Fee covers documentation) 

Maximum Class Size: 25
All students receive a Certificate of Attendance

Registration: Registration Form docx ( here) or pdf ( here)


Course Purpose:

  • Household economics is a branch of economics that studies outcomes of
    household decision-making and the processes by which households make
  • Household outcomes that have been analyzed with economic
    analysis include  consumption, labor supply and other uses of time,
    household formation (marriage and cohabitation) and dissolution, demand for
    health and other forms of human capital, fertility and investment in
    children's human capital, demand for environmental and other public goods,
    migration, and demand for religiosity.
  • After an introduction and presentation of the conceptual framework based on some of Gary Becker's theories of the family the course will address the following outcomes:
    • Marriage,
    • Labor supply,
    • Household production, and
    • Household finance.
  • An overview of the policies and performance of the Review of Economics of
    the Household
    , the journal edited by Prof. Grossbard, will also be included in the course.



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