I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont. I previously worked as a visiting assistant professor at the National University of Singapore. I received my Ph.D in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan in 2013 and my B.S. in economics, mathematics, and Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2006.

My research interests are in labor and development economics, with a particular focus on employment and education policy, migration, fertility and marriage, and the role of incomplete information and behavioral biases on individual decision-making. I am currently conducting impact evaluations of summer employment and teacher placement programs in the Philippines, as well as field experiments on the relative returns to education and experience among young job-seekers.

Curriculum Vitae  (July 2016)

Working Papers:
Work in Progress:
  • “Evaluation of the DOLE Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES),” with Leigh Linden and Stella Quimbo
  • New Evidence on the Returns to Secondary Schooling from the K-10 to K-12 Shift in the Philippines,” with Joshua Hyman and Caroline Theoharides. 
  • “Barriers to Medicaid Utilization among Immigrants,” with Tara Watson and Dean Yang 
  • “Promoting Preventive Health Care in Michigan,” with Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Tara Watson, and Dean Yang