Shelly Lundberg is the Leonard Broom Professor of Demography at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is a Fellow and past President of the Society of Labor Economists and a Research Fellow at IZA. She is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Population Economics and a member of the editorial boards of the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics of the Household. Lundberg’s research is focused in labor economics and the economics of the family, including issues such as discrimination, inequality, family decision-making and the intra-household allocation of resources. Her current research examines the impact of personality on marriage, divorce and intergenerational relations and the implications of these effects for the economic modeling of demographic behavior. Recent projects include studies of decision-making by children, the effects of child gender on parental behavior, the location decisions of married couples, and the impact of government-provided care for the elderly on the labor supply of adult children, and the economic returns to psychosocial traits.
Lundberg received a B.A. (First Class Honours) from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D in Economics from Northwestern University in 1981.