I am currently the Page Endowed Chair and Professor in Applied Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND.
I work mainly as an applied econometrician. My main areas of research interests are in inequality and mobility, health, economic growth & development, and econometrics. My work has documented the presence of substantial heterogeneity in redistribution preferences as well as nonlinearities in income mobility across social groups. My recent research has also investigated the long-run impact of early health shocks on later life cognitive development and mental health outcomes in a variety of settings (China, Ghana, and Mexico). I have also conducted research into how issues such as model uncertainty, heterogeneity, and nonlinearity complicate inference in applied work as well as made methodological contributions to sample splitting and threshold regression estimation.
My work has appeared in both leading general interest journals and top field journals in Economics including the Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Econometric Theory, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, and others.
I am also currently a network member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, University of Chicago.
Department of Economics
College of Business and Public Administration
University of North Dakota
Gamble Hall Room 290
293 Centennial Drive Stop 8369
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8369
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