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Lorena Hakak holds a Ph.D. in Economics from São Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) and is Visiting Professor at Department of Economics from the Federal University of ABC with focus on Family Economics and Applied Microeconomics.


She coordinates and she is one of the co-founders of the Family and Gender Economics Study Group (GEFAM). Her research interests include family and gender economics, matching, game theory and applied microeconomics.


She examined in what extent the decision to marry and gender inequalities can be related to traits such as education, religion and culture, in addition the relationship between marriage, gender and income inequality. Her most recent work analyses the changes in marital surplus caused by the onset of HIV/AIDS.

Accepted Papers

Working Papers