Economics Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at UC Berkeley. My primary fields are Public Economics and Labor Economics.
I am on the job market for the 2023-24 academic year and am available for interviews.
My current research addresses the following questions:
Job Market Paper 23-24: College aid in the US is means-tested against parent income, creating an implicit tax with high marginal phase-out rates (upwards of 30%) that affects a wide range of middle income families (approx. $40k to $140k). I address the following:
What is the elasticity of parent taxable income with respect to the college aid implicit tax?
Does misperception of the complex implicit tax schedule in aid increase or decrease the efficiency cost of means testing aid?
When are race-blind policies equity enhancing? (With application to a novel local preference college admissions policy.)
What is the causal impact of childhood exposure to specific neighborhood characteristics - including unemployment or crime - on later life outcomes?
See more on my research here.