I enjoy using economic tools to understand the consequences of government policies and historic events. Broadly, my academic interests are labor economics, public economics, poverty and crime.
My primary research explores how mass incarceration affects communities. In my current project, I investigate how increased incarceration affects marriage, fertility and infant health. In a separate project, I work with historic Census data to understand how U.S.-born workers respond to immigration. Before graduate school, I worked for the Office of Tax Analysis in the U.S. Treasury Department.