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Department of Economics

Research

I am an applied microeconomist specializing in public and labor economics. I am particularly interested in issues associated with the criminal justice system and labor market regulations. My research examines the effects of sentencing laws on imprisonment and intergenerational income mobility, occupational licensing regulations and the native immigrant wage gap, as well as cognitive behavior therapy and recidivism. Across fields, my research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to make causal inference, and uses various data sources to shed light on the underlying mechanisms at play.

 

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Working Papers:

"Intergenerational Effects of Enhanced Sentencing", with Amanda Gaulke

"Occupational Licensing and Immigrants", with Hugh Cassidy

“"An Economic Analysis of Recidivism and Cognitive Behavior Therapy"