Background


I am an applied economist and statistician with ten years of experience managing and analyzing large datasets. I facilitate informed decision-making by presenting complex technical information in a straightforward way. My approach to research design emphasizes the clear interpretation of results from the outset.

The major theme of my research is understanding the impact of culture on the phenomena that are typically the subject of economic inquiry.

Complex problems demand interdisciplinary reasoning to overcome the weaknesses inherent in any single field of study. While my research is grounded in a disciplinary perspective due to my graduate training in economics and statistics, my work is deeply informed by theory and insights from relevant social research.

I am actively engaged in projects related to residential energy demand, the labor market impacts of regional economic development policies, and the relationship between land-use law and changing patterns of consumption. Some of my past research includes topics related to immigrant wages, immigrant language choice, infant mortality, property taxes, the cost of regulatory compliance, consumer behavior in regulated industries, and hedonic models of property values near power generation facilities.

Research Interests


  • Primary: Regulated Industries, Economics of Migration, Culture and Consumption.
  • Secondary: History of Economic Thought, Feminist Economics, History of Women in the Profession.

Personal


  • I live in Portland with my Cardigan Welsh corgi, Wilson.
  • In my free time, I'm teaching my dog dance routines to obscure 1980s pop songs and trying to eat my vegetables.
  • I love flexidiscs and fanzines and the international pop underground.