I specialize in using linked administrative data to identify and estimate 1) flexible production functions in which inputs feature a network structure (e.g. teachers and students, or workers with overlapping shifts), and 2) equilibrium models of sorting and two-sided matching. My first few applications involved teacher productivity and teacher and student sorting across schools, while my current work also exploits linked employer-employee data to estimate two-sided matching models featuring multidimensional worker and firm heterogeneity. These latter applications focus on the incidence across locations and worker skill levels of alternative local labor demand policies and international trade policies.
estimation of models of sorting, estimation of job assignment models, estimation and identification of value-added models,
ECON 3070 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
Explores theory and application of models of consumer choice, firm and market organization, and general equilibrium. Extensions include intertemporal decisions, decisions under uncertainty, externalities, and strategic interaction.
ECON 4616 - Labor Economics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Examines the influence of markets, unions, and government on labor allocation and remuneration. Analyzes human capital, discrimination, mobility and migration, productivity, unemployment, and inflation. Compares outcomes under competition with those in a world marked by shared market power and bargaining.
ECON 8676 - Seminar: Labor Economics 1
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Focuses on the demand side of labor markets. Topics include standard static and dynamic models of labor demand, labor market discrimination, composition of compensation, labor hierarchies within enterprises, unionization, efficient contracts, and macroeconomics of labor markets.