I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. I also hold an appointment as a research economist with the Center for Enterprise Dissemination - Disclosure Avoidance at the U.S. Census Bureau, am a Fellow of the Global Labor Organization and a Research Fellow with the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). My research focuses on how regulations and social institutions affect earnings and job mobility. I have studied job referral networks, compensating differentials, racial discrimination, the gender wage gap, and the effects of minimum wages on turnover. I also study data privacy, focusing on the trade-off between privacy and accuracy in the publication of official statistics.
April 23, 2022 I will be presenting ``The Dynamics of Referral Hiring and Racial Inequality: Evidence from Brazil’’ at the Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, May 6-7.
April 6, 2022 Updated Working Paper: Nathan Yoder and I have released a new version of ``Information Design for Differential Privacy.’’