Christian Aleman-Pericon

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Universidad Privada Boliviana; MA Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; PhD Universitat Autonoma de Barcelon

Research Areas: Family economics, growth and development, inequality and policy

Christian Aleman-Pericon is a quantitative macroeconomist interested in Family Economics, Growth and Development, Inequality, and Policy. In his latest working paper, "Kramer vs. Kramer: On the Importance of Children and Divorce Filings for Understanding Divorce Rates in the U.S.," he assesses the role of divorce filings (whether the husband or the wife files for divorce) in explaining divorce rates over a period of 46 years in the US.

Throughout his work, he relies upon a combination of state-of-the-art empirical methods and carefully tailored quantitative structural models to highlight the mechanisms behind empirical facts observed in the data.


Currently working with historical USA-CENSUS records, creating inter generational links between CENSUS waves to better understand the channels associated to the US demographic transition and the children quantity vs. children quality trade-off in the last century.