Department of Economics
330 Ives East
Ithaca, NY 14853
I am an applied microeconomist with research interests that include labor economics and the economics of education.
I will be available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia in January.
EDUCATIONPhD, Economics, Cornell University, 2018 (Expected)
MA, Economics, Cornell University, 2016
MS, Statistics, Utah State University, 2012
BA, Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Utah State University, 2011
RESEARCH FIELDSLabor Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Microeconomics
JOB MARKET PAPER"Do Peers Influence Occupational Preferences? Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Peer Groups at West Point" with Michael Kofoed. Link to paper.
PUBLICATIONS"Information and the Beauty Premium in Political Elections" (with Joseph Price), 2017, Contemporary Economic Policy, 35: 677-683. Link to paper.
"SigTree: A Microbial Community Analysis Tool to Identify and Visualize Significantly Responsive Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree" (with John Stevens, Michael Lefevre, Balasubramanian Ganesan, and Bart Weimer), 2017, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 15:372-376. Link to paper.
WORKING PAPER"Producing Humanities PhDs from BAs at Doctoral Institutions" (with Ronald Ehrenberg). NBER Working Paper 22372.
WORKS IN PROGRESS"The Effects of Lead on Fetal Health" (with Nicholas Sanders, Charles Stoecker, and Yongkang Zhang).
"First Generation Students and Peer Effects" (with Michael Kofoed).
AWARDSErnest Liu Family Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Economics, Cornell University, 2014
SOFTWARE DEVELOPEDSigTree - meta-analytic method to find significantly responsive brances in a phylogenetic tree (R package)
SOFTWARER, Stata, Python, LaTeX, Qualtrics, Mechanical Turk, web scraping
PERSONALI speak Swedish and some Chinese.