I am a PhD candidate in Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University. This summer, I will join the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. In Spring of 2020, I will join the Department of Economics at Temple University as an Assistant Professor.
My research uses applied methods in microeconomics to understand the relationship between urban growth dynamics, public goods provision, and environmental regulation. My job market paper tests how federal rules under the 1972 Clean Water Act on public water infrastructure impacted the finances and growth of US municipalities. I have also studied the welfare effects of privatizing public transportation, and the consequences of driving restriction policies on housing location decisions among residents of Beijing. Prior to my PhD, I worked as a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and as an economic litigation consultant to Fortune 500 companies. I am a native of Chicago, and received my M.Sc. and B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.