Development Economics; Political Economy; Economics of Education

Research Interests:

Inequality, Education, Rent Seeking, Institutions and Norms, Market Power


I am a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Faculty of Business, The Economics Division at Columbia University and a Visiting Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, New York. I study the institutional causes of inequality like rent seeking and social norms. My research agenda at Columbia focuses on market power as one of the forms of rent seeking that may drive inequality.

My job market paper studies the educational outcomes of women in the U.S. with respect to the cultural norm of marrying up.

I am on the job market this year and will attend the Canadian Economics Employment Exchange (Toronto) and European Job Market (Naples) in December 2018, and the ASSA Meetings (Atlanta) in January 2019.

Here is a link to my CV.

Email: mc4495@columbia.edu

Address: 126 Uris Hall

Columbia Business School

3022 Broadway

New York 10027