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 wage determination and monopsony power, antitrust law for the labor market, the universal basic income, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and employment contracts. My research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, 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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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 …

Concentration in US labor markets: Evidence from online vacancy data

Using data on the near-universe of US online job vacancies collected by Burning Glass Technologies in 2016, we calculate labor market …

Incentives Can Reduce Bias in Online Reviews

Online reviews are a powerful means of propagating the reputations of products, services, and even employers. However, existing …

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Liberation op-eds

My monthly op-eds in French newspaper Liberation.

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