My research addresses policy-relevant questions in the fields of public finance and labor economics. More broadly, I am interested in survey design and developing innovative ways to measure and analyze economic behavior.


Working papers and research in progress

  • Evaluating Wealth Data Quality in the Redesigned 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (with Jonathan Eggleston)
  • Examining Black-White Earnings Differentials using Administrative Records (with Misty L. Heggeness, Marta Murray Close, and Samuel L. Myers, Jr.)
  • Which employers sponsor defined contribution plans? Evidence from linked employer- employee administrative records (with Joshua Mitchell)
  • Uncovering Heterogeneity in Income Tax Perceptions
     Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  
  • Survey Measurement of Income Tax Rates
     Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  
  • Survey Measurement of Vehicle Assets: Comparing Kelley Blue Book and Self-Reported Values (with Seth Koch)
     Abstract  |   Paper [PDF]  
  • The Evolution of Debt Among Older Americans (with Joanne W. Hsu)
  • Tax Perceptions and Tax-Advantaged Retirement Savings