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Bio

I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received BA's degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Oklahoma in 2010. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2016. I then spent one year as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley's Department of Economics. As of Fall 2017, I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

My research interests are primarily in behavioral welfare economics and public economics. More broadly, I take an interest in the combination of administrative datasets and theoretical reasoning to study a variety of topics in applied microeconomics. My recent research projects include the effect of recent enforcement efforts on tax evasion via offshore accounts in the US, the development and application of tools for recovering preferences from choice data when seemingly arbitrary factors like defaults affect choice, the optimal design of defaults, and the effects of minimum wage rules on youth employment.

Apart from professional activities, I enjoy all kinds of music and, recently, cycling.