Department of Economics
National University of Singapore
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, 2010
B.A. University of Chicago, 2005
Research Interests: Labor Economics, Immigration, Education, Applied Micro
Outsourcing Household Production: Foreign Domestic Helpers and Native Labor Supply in Hong Kong, with Patricia Cortes, Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 31(2): 327-371.
The Trouble with Boys: Social Influences and the Gender Gap in Disruptive Behavior, with Marianne Bertrand, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(1): 32-64.
Gender Segregation in Occupations: The Role of Tipping and Social Interactions, Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.
Gender Identity and Relative Income within Households, October 2013, with Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica, revise and resubmit at Quarterly Journal of Economics.
The Relative Quality of Foreign Nurses in the United States, March 2013, with Patricia Cortes, revise and resubmit at Journal of Human Resources
Featured in: Businessweek
Foreign Nurse Importation and the Supply of Native Nurses, December 2013, with Patricia Cortes, revise and resubmit at Journal of Health Economics
Are Employers Susceptible to Coarse Thinking? Implications for Wage Determination and Returns to Schooling, October 2013, with Dominic Soon and Wei-Kang Wong
Labor Supply Decisions of Singaporean Cab Drivers, October 2013, with Sumit Agarwal, Mi Diao and Tien Foo Sing
Beauty, Weight, and Skin Color in the Charitable Market, April 2013, with Christina Jenq and Walter Theseira
Featured in: GOOD Magazine
Work in Progress
A Woman's Place - Sexism and Labor Market and Non-Labor Market Outcomes, with Kerwin Charles and Jonathan Guryan
Age of Decision - Consumption and Debt Response to Retirement Savings, with Sumit Agarwal and Qian Wenlan