As of July 2017, I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. I am also a Faculty Affiliate of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research.
I'm a labor economist. My research explores the labor market impacts of technology and trade, the consequences of job loss, and the efficacy of public policies designed to help displaced workers and distressed areas recover from adverse changes in labor demand. Much of my ongoing work analyzes the causes and consequences of labor market seasonality.
I completed my PhD at MIT Economics with a dissertation entitled Labor Market Adjustment to Globalization, Automation, and Institutional Reform. I was a co-winner of the first-place prize for the W.E. Upjohn Institute's 2017 Dissertation Award, which recognizes "the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues".
At Davis, I teach a second-year PhD course on labor demand (ECN 250A) as well as an undergraduate course on intermediate microeconomics (ECN 100B).