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.
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 effects of Medicare Part D on preventative care and health behaviors, 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.