Marla Ripoll is a Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also serves as Core Faculty of the Center of Latin American Studies and the Global Studies Program.
She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Macroeconomics, a member of the Advisory Board of the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference, a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Group, and a member of the Economics Research Network of the Colombia Central Bank.
Her research is at the intersection of macroeconomics and development. Recent work explores the notion of intergenerational substitution, the economic value of life, social mobility, and the determinants of cross-country differences in schooling and fertility. Her research has appeared in various academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the International Economic Review, the Economic Journal, and the Review of Economics and Statistics.
She received her BA from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and her PhD from the University of Rochester.