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.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

"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, and Slate.

Work in progress

"Health and Earnings Inequality over the Life Cycle: The Redistributive Potential of Health Policies"  [Draft]

"Slowing Labor Force Participation of Married Women: The Role of Rising Income Inequality", with Stefania Albanesi. [Draft coming soon] [Slides]

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"