and Appointments


Teaching Assistant

Cornell University

August 2019 – Present Ithaca, NY
Teaching assistant for large undergraduate courses on the economics of risky health behaviors (Prof. John Cawley) and Public Economics (Prof. Pauline Leung)

Visiting Scholar

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

June 2019 – Present Washington, DC

Research Assistant

Cornell University

May 2017 – August 2020 Ithaca, NY
Research topics have included collecting and analyzing data on all federal place-based funding initiatives over the last 30 years; understanding the union wage premium over time as it relates to the skill composition of occupations and the composition of workers in the union vs non-union sectors; revisiting monopsony power.

Senior Research Assistant

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

July 2014 – July 2016 Washingon, DC
Research areas included housing markets and affordability, urban economics, consumer finance, the wellbeing of lower-income populations, and recovery from the Great Recession. Also fielded two surveys and helped produce two official Board publications.

Economic Consultant/Junior Economist

Edgeworth Economics

July 2013 – July 2014 Washingon, DC

Teaching Assistant

Brigham Young University Dept of Economics

January 2012 – May 2013 Provo, UT
Assisted with the second of the two-course microeconomic theory sequence for undergraduates.

Recent Publications

Broad performance incentives induce daily goal-setting, which triggers reference-dependent labor supply. Rank-order tournaments …

Occupational licensing has negative wage and labor supply effects on occupations that use similar latent skills consistent with a …

The tax credits in the Affordable Care Act substantially reduce foreclosure, bankruptcy, and severely delinquent debt. Welfare gains …

The federal government spent over $360 billion from 1990-2015 on place-based policies. Areas with more disadvantage, more segregation, …

We explore how seniors’ home equity borrowing responds to house price changes during times of tight vs loose underwriting. We …