Kasey Buckles

Economics and Econometrics

3052 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor

  • Economics of the family
  • Economic demography
  • Health economics
  • Labor economics


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The birthrate in the U.S. fell 4% in 2020 and immigration may be the solution, say economists

Kasey Buckles, an economics professor at Notre Dame, said that is a “huge” decline. 

Fewer working-age people may slow economy. Will it lift pay?

“Workers generate innovation and ideas — they invent things,” said Kasey Buckles, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame. “When you have a dwindling working-age population, you have fewer people doing that.”

Pandemic baby bust: Millennials' bad luck leads to fewer kids

Kasey Buckles is an associate professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the IZA Institute for Labor Economics.

There’s more to the baby bust than COVID-19


All that contributes to America’s record-low birthrates, says Notre Dame economics professor Kasey Buckles, but she’s not ready to call it a crisis yet.


How The Pandemic Baby Bust Is Dragging Down U.S. Birth Rates


Kasey Buckles, associate professor of economics and concurrent professor of gender studies, University of Notre Dame.

The Radically Simple New Approach to Helping Families: Send Parents Money

“Children are future productive members of society, and their total benefit to society is greater than their benefit to their parents alone,” said Kasey Buckles, an economist at Notre Dame.

We've failed working mothers (again). This is how we build a better world for them.

Kasey Buckles, an associate professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, told Insider to expect to see other longer-term effects in the next several years, adding that women often struggle to find "on-ramps" back into their careers after stepping out of the workforce. 

Researchers expect the US to face underpopulation, blaming a falling birth rate and economic crises

After that, researchers like University of Notre Dame economics professor Kasey Buckles expect to see fertility to level off or decline.