Emilie Jackson is a post-doctoral scholar at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for the 2020-2021 academic year. In fall 2021, she will join Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor of Economics. Her research is in the fields public and labor economics and her recent work 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.