Lisa Kerdelhué

Internal seminars
phd seminar

Lisa Kerdelhué

Education mobility, growth and inequality

IBD Salle 16

Îlot Bernard du Bois - Salle 16

5-9 boulevard Maurice Bourdet
13001 Marseille

Tuesday, November 5 2019| 12:45pm to 1:30pm

Anushka Chawla: anushka.chawla[at]
Laura Sénécal: laura.senecal[at]
Carolina Ulloa Suarez: carolina.ulloa-suarez[at]


A low education mobility can be a source of misallocation of skills and may have an impact on growth. This paper studies one driver of education mobility: misperceptions in the affordability to education. In order to understand how it affects endogenous growth and inequality, I build a dynamic heterogeneous households’ life-cycle model. The model incorporates endogenous education choice, intergenerational inheritance of ability and innovation through the choice to become a researcher. Lower misperceptions in the affordability of education leads to a higher GDP growth and to lower income inequality because the wage premium between researchers and workers is reduced.