Professor David C. Ribar

Professorial Research Fellow, Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute, and Director of the Economic and Social Disadvantage Program

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Contact details

Phone: +61 3 8344 2794
Fax: +61 3 8344 2111

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Level 5, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, 111 Barry Street, The University of Melbourne


David Ribar joined the Melbourne Institute in March 2014 and is a member of the Labour Economics and Social Policy Program. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University. Prior to joining the Melbourne Institute, David served as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, The George Washington University, and the Pennsylvania State University and held one-year positions at the U.S. Census Bureau and the Administration for Children and Families. He serves as a co-editor of the Southern Economic Journal, an associate editor at the Journal of Population Economics and the Review of Economics of the Household, and on the council of the European Society for Population Economics. He is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA).

Research Interests / Current Projects

David has conducted research on child care, the consequences of teenage fertility, the economic motivations behind public and private transfers, welfare reform, the administrative burdens of assistance programs, people’s time use, food insecurity, and other topics. He has published in the American Economic Review, American Sociological Review, Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Demography, and other journals.


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