I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University and a Research Affiliate with the IZA Institute of Labor Economics

From August 2018 to July 2019, I will be on research leave from Tulane and will be a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Study of Aging at the RAND Corporation.

My research primarily focuses on: 

1) Quantifying discrimination, primarily in labor markets. I am working on field experiments that quantify hiring discrimination faced by older workers, Indigenous Peoples, and Arabs and Muslims. I am also studying discrimination in mortgage lending and in access to healthcare.

2) If age and disability discrimination laws actually reduce employment discrimination. I am currently working on a project that investigates how changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act have affected employment, earnings, and Social Security Disability Insurance application/receipt for individuals with disabilities.

3) How tax incentives for economic development affect where firms operate, using tax incentives for the film industry as a case study.

My research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.