I am an assistant professor in economics at Yale University.
My research focuses on topics in labor economics and applied microeconomics. In particular, I study how educational and career dynamics are affected by public policy. Much of my work considers how policies affect the acquisition of human capital and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the labor market. My publications include work on the GED high school equivalency exam, the returns to education, and the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills in educational and economic outcomes. My CV is available here.I am a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity "Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy" working group (MIP). I am originally from Eagle River, Alaska and enjoy backpacking, cross-country skiing, and blues guitar.
My office is room 8 in 37 Hillhouse Ave. and I can be contacted at [email protected]Yale undergraduates interested in working as a research assistant, see instructions here. We are accepting applications for two post-bac positions available here and here.