Ph.D. Candidate – Department of Economics
Phone: (314) 440-2430
Fax: (858) 822-2657
Office: ECON 119
Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive # 0508
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508
Thanks for visiting my website! I'm finishing my PhD at UCSD, spending the next year in St. Louis, and am thrilled to start as an Assistant Professor at Stockholm IIES in 2018. My new website is here.
- Ph.D. Economics - University of California, San Diego - 2017 (expected)
- M.A. Economics - University of Missouri, St. Louis - 2009
- B.A. Mathematics - University of Missouri, St. Louis - 2009
- B.S. Economics - University of Missouri, St. Louis - 2009
- Primary : Political Economy, Labor Economics
- Secondary : Public Economics, Development Economics
My political economy research studies how political forces affect the basic functioning of government. With growing evidence that policy implementation matters as much as policies themselves, I am particularly interested in political influence in bureaucratic discretion and decision-making. I am also interested in how powerful groups (either financially or militarily powerful) affect government behavior. My job market paper is at the intersection of these. My labor economics research studies how workers are allocated across occupations, industries, and employers. Within this broad area, I am particularly interested in the policy implications of labor market frictions, technological change, and observable and unobservable worker skills.