Emilie Jackson is a PhD student in economics at Stanford University and is on the job market this fall (2019). Her research is in the fields public and labor economics and her job market paper uses US tax data to explore the implications of the recent growth in gig employment opportunities (e.g. Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, etc.) for individuals facing unemployment shocks. She quantifies the take-up of gig work during unemployment and evaluates the ability to smooth income in the short-run. Furthermore, she evaluates the long-run implications for workers’ labor supply, skill acquisition, and earnings trajectory.
Contact: email@example.comEconomics Department Stanford University
Job Market Website: http://www.stanford.edu/~emilyj91/