I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in economics at the University of Pittsburgh focusing on research and policy questions in education and diversity. I earned my undergraduate degree in applied economics and marketing from HEC Montréal, my Master of Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and my PhD in economics from the University of Alabama.
I am currently investigating the evolution of racial disparity in incarceration rates over time and across state for both men and women.
My broad research interests include economics of education, labor economics, economics of diversity, and applied micro-econometrics.
(Culverhouse College Outstanding Dissertation Award)
University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL
University of New Hampshire – Durham, NH
B.A. Applied Economics and Marketing
HEC Montréal – Quebec, Canada
Economics of Education, Economics of Diversity, Labor Economics, and Applied Micro-econometrics.
“Racial Disparity in U.S. Imprisonment across States and over Time” (with Walt Enders and Paul Pecorino), Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2019, 35, no. 2: 365-392.
“Applied Nonparametric Econometric Methods used in Labor Economics” (with Daniel J. Henderson), Journal of Labor Research, 2018, 39, 355-382 [lead article].
“Risk-Return Trade-Off in Education: To the Mean and Beyond!” (with Daniel J. Henderson and Le Wang).
“A Comparison of the Female and Male Racial Disparities in Imprisonment” (with Paul Pecorino and Junsoo Lee)
“How Does Compensation for Education Investment Risk Differs by Individual Characteristics? A Subsample Analysis”
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (INSTRUCTOR):
Economics of Education - Spring 2020
Economics of Education - Fall 2019
Intermediate Microeconomics - Fall 2018
Intermediate Microeconomics - Spring 2018
Principles of Microeconomics - Summer 2015
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (ASSISTANT):
Econometrics (weekly lab),
Intermediate Microeconomics (weekly lab),
Managerial Economics (online),
Principles of Microeconomics,
Principles of Macroeconomics,
Business Finance (weekly lab).
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