Parents & Families

Daniel Fernández Kranz

Daniel Fernández Kranz holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago and is currently an Associate Tenured Professor, Chair of the Economics Department, and Vice-Dean for Economics at IE University. His research focuses on Empirical Microeconomics in the areas of family economics, labor markets, gender economics and policy evaluation. His research has been published in international refereed journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Public Economics, and others. Daniel has taught economics at several master's programs at IE University and in advanced management programs for companies in Spain and the United States. Before joining IE University, Daniel was an Economics Professor at Saint Louis University, Madrid, and an economic consultant at Nera Economic Consulting in the Chicago, Boston and Madrid offices, where he worked in cases related to antitrust and competition policy for companies in the software and telecommunications industries.


• Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago, 2000

• M.A. in Economics, University of Chicago, 1996

• B.A. in Economics, University of Barcelona, 1994


• Consultant at NERA (National Economics Research Associates), Madrid, 2000 – 2003


• Vice-Dean for Economics, IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, Madrid, 2022 – Present

• Chair of the Economics Department, IE University, Madrid, 2012 – Present

• Associate Professor of Economics, IE University, Madrid, 2008 – Present

• Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business Administration, member of the Academic Quality Evaluation Committee, Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus, 2003 – 2008


Fernández-Kranz, D., Roff, J.L., Sun, H. (2021). “Can Reduced Child Support Make Joint Custody Bad for Children? The Role of Economic Incentives in U.S. Divorce Law on Child Outcomes”. Forthcoming in The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Fernández-Kranz, D., Rodríguez-Planas, N. (2021). “Too Family Friendly? The Consequences of Parents’ Right to Request Part-Time Work”. Journal of Public Economics, 2021, Vol. 197

• Arenas-Arroyo, E., Fernández-Kranz, D., Nollenberger, N. (2021). “Intimate Partner Violence under Forced Cohabitation and Economic Stress: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 194

Fernández Kranz, D., Rodríguez Planas, N. (2018). “The Perfect Storm: Graduating in a Recession in a Segmented Labor Market”. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 71(2): 492 – 524