Michèle Tertilt is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim. She is currently an editorial board member of the Review of Economic Studies. Furthermore, she is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. She is also a Research Affiliate at BREAD and the European Development Research Network (EUDN) and a Research Fellow at CEPR.
Her research concentrates on macroeconomics with a special focus on development and intra-family interactions. She has also worked on consumer credit and bankruptcies. Recently, Michèle Tertilt received a five-year ERC Starting Grant. Her previous research was financed through an NSF CAREER grant (2008-2011), a Sloan Research Fellowship (2009-2011) and an NSF grant (2005-2008). She has won many prizes for her research – including the Gossenpreis in 2013 and the Yrjö Jahnsson Award in 2017.