Biography

Curriculum Vitae

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I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania with research interests in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, public economics, and health economics. My research focuses on understanding the decisions of low-income households and how economic policy affects them. In particular, I study the reasons why low-income households are less likely to use bulk discounts to save money and how this difference affects inequality. During graduate school, I worked as a Staff Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and for the Census Bureau.

Interests

  • Public Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Health Economics

Education

  • PhD, Economics, 2020

    University of Pennsylvania

  • MS, Mathematics, 2013

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • BS, Mathematics and BA, Philosophy, 2013

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research

Less is More Expensive: Income Differences in Bulk Buying

A World Without Borders Revisited: The Impact of Online Sales Tax Collection on Shopping and Search

Going Off-Script: Physician License Suspensions and Primary Care Access for Medicaid Recipients (in progress) with Emma Dean and Daniel Kaliski

Made from Scratch: SNAP and Lottery Sales (in progress) with Jason Sockin