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 parental labor supply and tax and transfer programs targeted at families with children.
In her current research, Pepin studies effects of the Child and Dependent Care Credit on paid child care use, parents’ labor market outcomes, and children’s long-run outcomes, as well as implications of its design on caregiving and labor supply incentives. Other work includes estimating effects of pandemic aid on child care use and quality using mobile device location data and examining how children generate gender gaps in labor market outcomes via occupational sorting. In previous research, Pepin has studied effects of time limits and interventions intended to increase application completion within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Pepin’s work has appeared in Southern Economic Journal, Public Finance Review, and Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University and a B.S. in mathematical economics from the University of St. Thomas.