I'm an applied economist specializing in labor economics, policy evaluation and the identification of causal effects in a variety of non-experimental settings. My current research explores the impact of various state and local policies -- including liquor regulation, public employee salary-setting, and intergovernmental grants -- on the economic behavior of individuals and governments. Previously I've worked as a journalist, public policy economist in Washington D.C., a municipal government economist in Seattle, and a consulting economist specializing in tax and energy policy.
Ph.D., Economics, U.C. San Diego, 2014
M.A., Economics, U.C. San Diego, 2012
B.A., Economics, University of Washington (cum laude), 2001
B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington (magna cum laude), 2001
Primary: Labor Economics; Public Economics
Secondary: Applied Microeconomics; Public Policy; Applied Econometrics