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Martin Zelder

Assistant Professor

Martin Zelder is a microeconomist with diverse interests, as reflected in the topics addressed in some of his publications: love, divorce, sex, suicide, fertility, and academic fraud. After receiving his PhD from the University of Chicago (where he wrote his dissertation with 1992 Nobel Laureate Gary Becker), he subsequently held academic appointments at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Duke University, and Australian National University, and also at the Fraser Institute, a Canadian think tank. Among his teaching awards is recognition as number 5 among the “top 10 professors” at Northwestern in the 2009 edition of Purple: The Unofficial Student Guide to Happy, Healthy Living at Northwestern (“based on how devoted they are to students learning, experience in the field, how fair they are, and how entertaining they are”).