I am an academic economist who specialises in labour economics, public economics and econometrics. I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Oxford University affiliated with Nuffield College, a Research Associate at Yale University and at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. I completed my PhD in Economics at Yale University between 2009-2014.

My research agenda is primarily concerned with the impact of cash welfare on child welfare and outcomes. I am particularly interested in the extent to which cash welfare can be redesigned to improve the well-being of disadvantaged children. My current work focuses on welfare-to-work programs and children in sole-parent households, but I also have work examining broader questions about cash welfare and how it should be distributed across different family types. I have a number of papers studing household behaviour and trends in intergenerational mobility, and some papers in econometrics.

“Women’s Economic Opportunities and the Intra-household Production of Child Human Capital” Labour Economics (2017)

“Generalized Indirect Inference in Discrete Choice Models” with James Duffy, Mike Keane, and Tony Smith, Journal of Econometrics (forthcoming)

Paper: TANF, Child Care and Child Wellbeing in Sole Parent Families

Areas of Expertise: Public Economics, Labor and Demographic Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, EconometricsDownload Paper