Hello. I was born and raised in Evanston, IL, attended Grinnell College for my undergraduate education, and now crunch numbers and sip coffee as a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My research addresses policy-relevant questions in public economics and consumer finance. In my dissertation, I use innovative new survey data to analyze perceptions of U.S. income tax rates. The survey instrument was developed in collaboration with my advisors, Bob Willis and Matthew Shapiro, and fielded on the 2011 wave of the Cognitive Economics Study.


Job Market Paper: "Survey Measurement of Tax Rates: Estimation and Behavioral Implications"
 Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  |   Appendices [PDF]