I am a senior economist in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors*, where I am part of the team
responsible for administering and disseminating the Survey of Consumer Finances. My research is primarily in the fields of household finance, labor economics, and survey methods, with a current focus on financial sophistication and cognition, and household experiences with debt. I completed my PhD in economics at the University of Michigan and my AB in economics and international relations at Brown University.
A Test of Web and Mail Mode Effects in a Financially Sensitive Survey of Older Americans (with Brooke Helppie-McFall), , conditionally accepted by Journal of Economic and Social Measurement Previous version: "Mode Effects in Mixed-Mode Economic Surveys: Insights from a Randomized Experiment," Finance and Economics Discussion Series (FEDS) Working Paper 2015-008
Pay or Delay? Household Debt and Social Security Claiming (with Jonathan Eggleston, Michael Gelman, and Michael Gideon)
Financial Management in the Great Recession: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey (with Nicholas Montgomery)
Internet Access and Cognitive Ability: An Analysis of the Selectivity of Internet Interviews in the Cognitive Economics Survey (with Gwenith Fisher and Robert Willis)
Draft: September 2011