Biography

I am an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. I study the labor market to craft policies that can enhance employment, productivity, and economic security. To make an informed policy decision, it is crucial to determine the costs and benefits of policies. My research expertise includes antitrust & the labor market, the universal basic income, unemployment insurance, and employment contracts. My research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and the Journal of Public Economics. I testified for policy makers, including Congress and the Federal Trade Commission. My research has been cited in many media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Labor Market Concentration

A product market is concentrated when a few firms dominate the market. Similarly, a labor market is concentrated when a few firms …

Why Has Antitrust Law Failed Workers?

In the last several years, economists have learned about an antitrust problem of vast scope. Far from approximating the conditions of …

Unemployment Insurance and Job Search Behavior

Unemployment insurance (UI) helps workers smooth their consumption at job loss but can also affect their job search behavior due to …

Media

Liberation op-eds

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