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I am an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Department of Economics at the American University of Beirut (AUB) where I work as an applied microeconomist. In my research, I use quasi-experimental methods to provide insight into policy issues related to the education and labor market. I explore the extent to which school and college quality impact students' future outcomes. Recently, I have also taken an interest in understanding how peers and role models impact students' choices, particularly as they relate to the STEM gender gap.
I also serve as an editorial board member at the Economics of Education Review. I am also a Research Affiliate at IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor and a contributor at the Annenberg EdWorking Paper Series. Prior to joining the American University of Beirut, I was a student at Texas A&M University, College Station where I received my PhD in Economics in 2015. Prior to that, I received my MA and BA from the American University of Beirut.
Research Interests: Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Public Economics