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 an NBER Faculty Research Fellow (Labor Studies and Economics of Education), member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity "Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy" working group (MIP), an affiliate of the CESifo Research Network, and an affiliate of the Inclusive Economy Lab. 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.