B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Economics
Research in applied microeconomics, with emphasis on urban economics, real estate, and economic history.
My research is in applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on urban economics, real estate, and economic history. I am particularly interested in the effects of government intervention in housing and mortgage markets. Some of my current research investigates the role of wartime and post-war federal housing policies in driving the remarkable mid-century increase in U.S. home ownership.
I teach Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis, and Advanced Econometrics. The microeconomics courses provide students with a core set of tools for understanding the world around them and for assessing the appropriate roles of various public policies. The econometrics course emphasizes the key methods used in modern applied economics research, providing students with the tools necessary to think critically about empirical research and to pursue their own research interests.