Corinne Low is an Assistant Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies issues of human capital and intra-household allocation in the US, Zambia, and Kenya. Her research brings together applied microeconomic theory with lab and field experiments to understand the determinants of who gets how much across gender and age lines. Her dissertation focuses on the impact of time-limited fertility on women's educational investments and marriage market outcomes in the US, using a bi-dimensional matching model that includes "reproductive capital" as an asset on the marriage market, and estimating the size of its impact through an online experiment. Her other recent work explores the role of communication skills in determining household allocations and bargaining outcomes, through an ongoing field experiment in Zambia and a new lab experiment in the US. She is a junior member of the Family Inequality Network (part of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity working group), a 2008 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a 2012 Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellow. Prior to joining Columbia, she worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, and received a bachelors with high distinction in economics from Duke University.
Low received a B.S. in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University in 2014.