I am an Associate Professor within the Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs at American University. During academic year 2016-2017 I will be on leave from AU as the Okun-Model fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution.
My research interests lie within labor and applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty, and young adult socio-economic outcomes.
I am also interested in the changing role and impact of government tax and transfer programs on a range of socio-economic outcomes, including poverty, income instability and intergenerational mobility.
At American, I teach courses on microeconomics and social policy. I also serve on the executive boards of the National Economic Association and the Society of Government Economists, and the editorial board of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.