I am an Associate Economist at University of Southern California's Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). I received my PhD in Economics from Columbia University, and I was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Leonard Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. I am currently a RCMAR Scholar for the Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center at USC.
My research interests have to do with inequality, health, gender, labor economics, and household finance.
"Gender and Dynamic Agency: Theory and Evidence on the Compensation of Top Executives", with Stefania Albanesi and Claudia Olivetti. Research in Labor Economics, 42:1-60, 2015 [Paper] -
Vox column -
Citations in the media: Bloomberg Business, Washington Post,
Work in progress
"Health and Earnings Inequality over the Life Cycle: The Redistributive Potential of Health Policies"
"Slowing Labor Force Participation of Married Women: The Role of Rising Income Inequality", with Stefania Albanesi. [Draft coming soon]
Citations in the media: Reuters and
The National Law Journal
"Lifecycle Health Disparities Implications of an Education Intervention", with Julie Zissimopoulos and Dana Goldman.
''Is Improving Early-life Environments Socially Efficient? The Internal Rate of Return and the Benefit-Cost Ratio of the Carolina Abecedarian Project'' with S.Elango, JL.Garcia, J.J. Heckman, A.Hojman, DE.Leaf, J.Shea, and JC.Torcasso.
"Gender Gap in Earnings Dynamics"
"Fertility and Female Human Capital Investment"