My research interests are in consumer finance and demographic economics. I have studied various household financial decisions and am currently researching the relationship between human capital investments and household financial portfolios.
Urvi Neelakantan is a senior policy economist in the Research Department. She joined the Richmond Fed in 2010 after working as an assistant professor of consumer finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2005
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2005
M.A., Delhi University, 1999
B.A., University of Pune, 1997
"Gender Differences in Wealth at Retirement" (with Yunhee Chang). American Economic Review 100, no. 2 (May 2010): 362-367.
"Estimation and Impact of Gender Differences in Risk Tolerance." Economic Inquiry 48, no. 1 (January 2010): 228-233.
"The Impact of Changes in Child Support Policy." Journal of Population Economics 22, no. 3 (July 2009): 641-663.
"A Note on Marriage Market Clearing" (with Michèle Tertilt). Economics Letters 101, no. 2 (November 2008): 103-105.
"The Financial Impact of Diabetes on Older Americans" (with Angela Lyons, Hyungsoo Kim, and Luis Sánchez-Mier). The Journal of Consumer Education 26 (2009): 70-87.
"Potential and Pitfalls of Applying Theory to the Practice of Financial Education" (with Angela Lyons). Journal of Consumer Affairs 42, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 106-112.
"Gender and Marital Differences in Wealth and Investment Decisions" (with Angela Lyons and Erik Scherpf). Journal of Personal Finance 6, no. 4 (2007): 57-75.
"Household Finance Issues and Marital Instability" (with Angela Lyons, Yunhee Chang, Jeffrey Dew and Jonathan Fisher). Consumer Interests Annual 52 (2006): 410-416