Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
CV (July 2016)
My research explores how households, workers, and firms respond to globalization in low-income countries, with a focus on Vietnam. My current research explores worker transitions from the informal to the formal sector in response to new export opportunities; informal, microenterprise dynamics; and the response of informal, household businesses to new export opportunities. I have worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Labor while I have received research funding from the World Bank and the IZA/DFID GLM-LIC program. My research has been discussed in the NYT Magazine and the Washington Post.