Lessons from Leading Minds
Chapter 14: Family Economics
Shoshana Grossbard Shoshana Grossbard was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1948 and graduated with a BA in economics and sociology from Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 1971 before obtaining a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1978. She was an Instructor in Economics at Pitzer College between 1977 and 1978 and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Occidental College between 1977 and 1978 before moving to San Diego State University in 1981, where she has remained ever since, currently serving as a Professor of Economics. At San Diego State, Professor Grossbard teaches undergraduate courses in Introduction to Microeconomics and Economics of Work and Marriage. Professor Grossbard’s research interests include the determinants of marriage and labor supply and the law and economics of household decisions. Her articles have appeared in the Economic Journal, Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal of History of Economic Thought, Journal of Population Economics and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others. Her books include, Marriage and the Economy: Theory and Evidence from Advanced Industrial Societies (Cambridge University Press, 2003), editor, On the Expansion of Economics (M.E. Sharpe, 2001), coedited with Christopher Clague, and On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor and Divorce (Westview Press, 1993). 252 M2372 - BOWMAKER TEXT.indd 252 29/9/10 11:36:37 Family economics – Shoshana Grossbard 253 I interviewed Shoshana Grossbard in the office of my good friend Daniel Beunza (now at the LSE) at Columbia University. It was mid-morning of Thursday, May 28, 2009. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Why did...
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