Gabrielle Pepin
Gabrielle Pepin


Upjohn Institute

Gabrielle Pepin is an economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Her research interests include public economics, labor economics, and public policy. She is especially interested in topics related to tax-and-transfer programs, including child care subsidies, cash assistance, and Unemployment Insurance. In her research, Pepin studies effects of the Child and Dependent Care Credit on paid child care use and parents’ labor market outcomes, as well as implications of its design on caregiving and labor supply incentives. In other work, she estimates effects of time limits and interventions intended to increase application completion within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Pepin is involved in evaluations of the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment program for Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries. Her work has been featured in Public Finance Review, Southern Economic Journal, and Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. She was awarded the 2022 Georgescu-Roegen Prize for best academic article published in Southern Economic Journal. Pepin holds a Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University and a B.S. in mathematical economics from the University of St. Thomas.

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