Corinne Low


  • New research by PSC Associate Corinne Low and co-authors aims to develop a method for studying the hiring process without relying on subterfuge: incentivized resume rating. The model has hiring managers knowingly review fake resumes before being matched with real-life candidates with similar qualifications. Read more at Penn Today and Knowledge@Wharton.

  • New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Ashraf, Nava; Natalie Bau; Corinne Low; and Kathleen McGinn (2018). “Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-generational Investment.” University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC) WP2018-17.

  • Last week Corinne Low spoke to a full room of PSC researchers about the effects assets have on marital stability, child investments, and marriage selection. Watch the whole talk on the PSC Youtube channel.

Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy

Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 2014

Corinne Low is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School, specializing in family economics and economic development.  Her research brings together applied microeconomic theory with lab and field experiments to understand the determinants of who gets how much across gender and age lines. Current ongoing projects focus on the tradeoff women make between career and family in the US, the impact of teaching girls negotiation skills in Zambia, and how expanded access to in vitro fertilization affects women in Israel.

Corinne received her PhD in economics from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in economics and public policy from Duke University, after which she worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Co. At Wharton, Corinne teaches Managerial Economics in the MBA program.


  • VoxDev: Corinne Low on What Happens When You Teach Teenage Girls Negotiation Skills
  • PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series: Corinne Low on How Assets Influence Marriage Selection, Marital Stability, and Child Investments
  • MOVE Workshop on Family Economics 2015: Corinne Low on the Impact of Extended Reproductive Time Horizons