I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the National University of Singapore. My research interests are in development and labor economics, with a particular focus on labor-market frictions, social program participation, migration decisions, and the impact of behavioral biases on individual decision-making. My work includes field experiments in contexts ranging from job-search and migration in the rural Philippines to health-insurance decisions in the United States.

Curriculum Vitae  (November 2015)

Working Papers:
Work in Progress:
  • “Evaluation of the DOLE Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES),” with Leigh Linden and Stella Quimbo
  • New Evidence on the Returns to Secondary Schooling from the K-10 to K-12 Shift in the Philippines,” with Joshua Hyman and Caroline Theoharides. 
  • “Demographic Transitions: Ethnic Competition for Resources in Malaysia,” with Slesh Shrestha. 
  • “Barriers to Medicaid Utilization among Immigrants,” with Tara Watson and Dean Yang 
  • “Promoting Preventive Health Care in Michigan,” with Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Tara Watson, and Dean Yang