I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Oregon. I am an applied econometrician, working in the areas of labor, health, and experimental economics.
As part of my research agenda, I am exploring the effect of supply side interventions in the market for prescription drugs and the potential reductions in opioid-related treatment admissions. There is vast heterogeneity in prescription drug monitoring programs across states and time, considerations of which prove important to shaping policy. I likewise find important distinctions across the intensity of opioid use, further informing policy in this area. In closely related work, I am also considering the role of opioid abuse in the alarming increases in child abuse and neglect over a similar period.
My broader interests tend to align with policy relevant questions that fall in the areas of labor, health, and education. For example, among my current projects, I partially explain gender differences in the willingness to compete by introducing a role for cheating and deceit into the competitive environment. In essence, gender differences in cheating can be a driver of gender differences in competitiveness. In another, I consider the potential influence of men on elite-female performance, and have projects related to the heroin epidemic, accidental shootings, and implications of diversity and agglomeration on student outcomes using the agglomeration induced by school-district variation in numbers of feeder schools.