Charlotte De Monte Phelps
Department of Economics
879 Ritter Annex (004-00
Voice mail: 215-204-1677
Yale University, Economics, Ph.D., 1961
Title of dissertation: The Impact of Tightening Credit on Municipal Capital Expenditures in the United States.
Radcliffe College, Economics, AB., Magna cum laude, 1955
- Professor, Department of Economics, Temple University, 1967-2000 (Emerita, 2000)
- Consultant, Hay/ McBer Group, September 1, 1999 – June 30, 2000.
- Consultant, Social Science Research Council Committee on Economic Stabilization, 1965-June 1968.
- Research Staff Economist, Cowles Foundation and the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, 1963-65.
- Instructor, Connecticut College, 1961.
- Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, Jena, Germany, September 15 – October 29, 2003.
- Fellow, Departments of Economics and Psychology, Yale University, 1998-1999.
- Fellow, Stanford University, summer 1972.
- October 15, 2003-October 29, 2003: Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. Host Institution: Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, Jena, Germany.
- 1998-2000: Henry A. Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University, for pilot study: “A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Mother’s Voice on Adult Offspring’s Earnings and Family Income.
- 1998-2000: Smith-Richardson Foundation, for a study entitled “Childhood Antecedents of the Affiliation and Intimacy Motives in the Patterns of Child Rearing Data Sets.”
- 1969-70: Temple University, for the production of: “Women and Work in the Age of Aquarius,” a videotape archived in the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, at Radcliffe College.
- 1965-66 through 1967-68 Social Science Research Council.
- 1959-60 Commission on Money and Credit
- Unconscious Motivation and Economic Choice (Lexington, Mass: Ginn Custom Publishing, 1981) ISBN: 0-526-03531-8.
Articles in Journals
- “The Impact of Tightening Credit on Municipal Capital Expenditures in the United States,” Yale Economic Essays, Vol. 1, No.2 Fall 1961, 275-321.
- “The Impact of Monetary Policy on State and Local Government Expenditures,” in Impacts of Monetary Policy. Prepared for the Commission on Money and Credit, (Prentice-Hall 1963), 621-647.
- “Factor-Price Frontier Estimation of a Vintage Production Model of the U.S. Non-Farm Business Sector”, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 48 (August 1966), 251-265. (with Edmund S. Phelps)
- “Real and Monetary Determinants of State and Local Highway Investment,” 1951-1966, American Economic Review, Vol. 59, No. 4, Part I (September 1969), 507-521.
- “Is the Household Obsolete?” American Economic Review, Vol. 62, No. 2, (May 1972), 167-174.
- “Explaining Choice of Hypothetical Marriage Partner by a Motive Measure of Preference: Evidence on May’s Theory of the Aggregation of Preference Patterns,” Journal of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1988, 57-76.
- “Caring and Family Income,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol.10, 1988, 83-98.
- “The Disappearance of Polarized Altruism,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 15, 1991, 91-113.
- “Wives’ Motives and Fertility,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 26, 1995, 49-67.
- “Gender Differences in the Long-term Economic Consequences of Parental Divorce”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 37, 1998, 151-168.
- “A Clue to the Paradox of Happiness,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2001, 293-300.
- “Optimal Utilities” by Gordon Becker in Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 2B, ed. Roger Frantz, Harinder Singh, James Gerber (JAI Press, Greenwich, Ct., 1991), 451-452.
- George A. De Vos and L. Bryce Boyer, “Symbolic Analysis Cross-Culturally: The Rorschach test.” (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1989) in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Philadelphia, Pa.) January 1991, 190-191.
- Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, “On the Economics of Marriage: A Theory of Marriage, Labor, and Divorce” (Westview Press, 1993) in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Philadelphia, Pa.) July 1994.
- Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Sara S. McLanahan (Eds.), “Social Policies for Children” (The Brookings Institution, 1996) in Journal of Feminist Economics, 47-149.
- Nancy Folbre, “The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values” (The New Press, New York, 2001) in The Journal of Socio-economics, (32), (2003) 105-106.
Contributions to edited collections
- “Is Altruism the Dominant Motivation in the Family,” in Applied Economic Behavior, ed. Shlomo Maital (Wheatsheaf Books, Brighton, England, 1988), 189-198.
- “Altruism,” The Elgar Companion to Consumer Research and Economic Psychology, ed. Peter Earl and Simon Kemp (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., U.K., 1999) 17-22.
- “The Evolution of Caring,” Economics and Happiness, framing the analysis, Chapter 11, ed. Luigino Bruni and Pier Luigi Porta (Oxford University Press, 2005/paperback 2007), 267—302.
Proceedings of IAREP conferences
- 1987 (IAREP- International Association for Research in Economic Psychology) “Gender Similarities and Differences in the Relationship between Motives and Marital Characteristics” in Understanding Economic Behavior, Vol. III (ed. Folke Olander), 12th annual Colloquium of International Association for Research in Economic Psychology, Ebeltoft, Denmark, September 25-28, 1987, 933-948.
- 1990 (IAREP) “Motivational Determinants of Occupational Choice” in Applied Economic Psychology in the 1990s, Vol. I (eds. Stephen Lea, Paul Webley, and Brian Young), 15th annual Colloquium of International Association for Research in Economic Psychology, Exeter, England, July 4-7, 1990, 411-427.
- 1994 (IAREP)”Wives’ Motives and Fertility” in Proceedings, Part III, 19th annual Colloquium of International Association for Research in Economic Psychology, Rotterdam, Netherlands, July 10-13, 1994, 1254-1268.
- 1999 (IAREP) “Childhood Antecedents of Women’s Labor Market Behavior and Earnings,” 24th Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology, Belgirate, Italy, July, 1999.
- 2000 (IAREP) “Childhood Antecedents of Cooperative Economic Outcomes,” 25th Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology, Vienna, Austria, July 2000.
- 2002 (SABE/IAREP) with Nalini Ambady, “The Mother’s Voice; a predictor of the father’s impact on their child’s adult economic outcomes,” 27th Annual Colloquium on Research in Economic Psychology, Turku, Finland, June 20-July 4, 2002.
Papers presented 1999-2012
“Maternal vs. Material Aspirations: Easterlin’s Theory of Relative Income Revisited,” Society for the Advancement of Behavior Economics, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, June 12-14, 1999.
“The Mother’s Voice: Predictor of her Child’s Adult Economic Outcomes,” Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), Washington, D.C., June 11-12, 2001.
“Archival Evidence of the Predictive Validity of Thematic Apperception Tests,” Colloquium in Developmental Psychology, Yale University, November 7, 2001.
“Childhood Antecedents of Economic Success,” Colloquium in Brain Behavior,” Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, April 5, 2002.
“Incomplete Contracts in Employment Relationships: An Intersection of Micro and Macro-economic Analysis,” Conference on Williamson’s Contributions to Social Science, University of California, Berkeley, October, 2002.
“Cooperation in Hierarchies,” International Society for New Institutional Economics, Budapest, Hungary, September 11 –13, 2003 and the Max Planck Institute, Jena, Germany, September 17, 2003.
“Towards an Evolutionary Model of Growth and Wellbeing,” International Society for New Institutional Economics, Barcelona, Spain, September 11 –13, 2005.
“Towards Deconstructing the Paradox of Happiness:” (with Nalini Ambady), International Society for the Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), San Diego, California, December, 2007.
Invited seminar: “An Intergenerational Model of Attachment Processes: Fertility Outcomes, Baylor College of Medicine, Human Neuro-Imaging Lab, June, 2008
“A Behavioral Model of Earnings and Work Satisfaction,” SABE/IAREP, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 9, 2009.
“The Intergenerational Transmission of Incentive Enhancing Preferences,” Joint Conference of SABE/ IAREP/ICABEEP, Cologne, September 2010.
“Personality Differences in Wealth and Well-being in mid-life:” a report to the Decision Sciences Lab, Temple University, November10, 2011.
Foraging in the Marriage Market? (with Donald A. Hantula) Eastern Economic Association, Boston, Mass. March 2012
Preferences for a Marriage Partner: a predictor of wealth (with Donald A. Hantula SABE/IAREP, Granada, Spain, July 2012
- Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1998 to 2008
- Journal of Socio-Economics, 1998 to 2012.
Membership in professional associations
- American Economic Association (AEA)
- Phi Beta Kappa, Iota of Massachusetts, Rho of Pennsylvania (President of the Temple Chapter, 1994)
- Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE), Member of the Board
- International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP)
- International Association for Cooperation in Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (IACBEEP), Member of the Board.
- International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE)
- International Society for the Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS)
- Who’s Who in America , 2012
Updated: April 2013