I am an applied microeconomist and my research focuses on the study of education markets. I design and evaluate public policies using a mix of experimental methods together with the estimation of structural microeconomic models of firm and consumer behavior.
I work at Princeton University, where I have a joint appointment at the Economics Department and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. I am a member of the Industrial Relations Section and Education Research Section at Princeton University and a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research Industrial Organization and Education programs as well as an affiliate of the J-PAL network.
A theme in my research agenda is to study education markets using tools from empirical industrial organization together with program evaluation tools typically used in labor and development economics. I use this combination of methods to provide credible evidence regarding the behavior of market participants first, and then use this as an input to estimate the best available equilibrium models of behavior to provide additional insights about the potential equilibrium effects of counterfactual policies.
A second theme in my research agenda is to focus on working with governments and administrative offices that are currently designing or implementing policies that are relevant to my areas of interest. This relationship with policymakers will often present the opportunity to influence the design of the policy, both to potentially improve it based on prior evidence as well as to facilitate ex post evaluation.