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I am an applied labor economist currently holding a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. I earned a Ph.D. Economics from the University of New Mexico with major fields in econometrics and labor economics in 2018. My primary research focuses on the intersection of labor economics and the economics of education. Specifically, I am interested in transitions from higher education to the labor market. In this space, I study whether delayed college graduation serves as a productivity signal to prospective employers, the intended and unintended effects of broad-based state merit aid, and strategies to narrow the income gap in college graduation. I am also working on a study examining how adult skills (i.e., literacy and numeracy) affect the speed of labor market assimilation for migrant workers in 36 OECD host countries.
-Labor economics; economics of education; economics of race, ethnicity, and gender
Teaching Interests (undergraduate and graduate)
-Microeconomic theory; macroeconomic theory; econometrics; mathematics for economists; labor economics; economics of education
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