- Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations in Government Finance and Taxation by the
National Tax Association
- Winner of the 2016 Michael J. Moore Dissertation Prize for Best Paper in Applied Microeconomics
- Presentations: 2018: IZA Workshop on Gender and Family Economics; 2017: New York University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; 2016: Society of Labor Economists, National Tax Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Cleveland State University, University of Michigan, Economic History Association (poster), International Institute of Public Finance, Western Economic Association; 2015: Southern Economic Association, National Tax Association, Mannheim Tax Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, Midwest Economic Association; 2014: University of Michigan H2D2 Research Conference (poster).
- ABSTRACT: The rise of working mothers radically changed the U.S. economy and the role of women in society. In one of the first studies of the 1975 introduction of the Earned Income Tax Credit, I find that this program increased maternal employment by 6 percent, representing one million mothers and an elasticity of 0.49. The EITC may help explain why the U.S. has long had such a high fraction of working mothers despite few childcare subsidies or parental-leave policies. I also find evidence that this influx of working mothers affected social attitudes and led to higher approval of working women.
- Presentations: 2018: Society of Labor Economists; 2017: International Institute of Public Finance, National Tax Association
WORK IN PROGRESS
“Does the EITC Pay for Itself? Evidence from Linked Administrative Data” with Maggie Jones
- Presentations: 2018: Columbia University
“Public Policy and Time Spent Between Mothers and Children” with Lance Lochner
“How Does International Student Enrollment Affect Domestic STEM Students?” with Jeff Grogger
“International STEM Students and Local Labor Markets” with Jeff Grogger and Gordon Hanson
“Time Use and the Gender Wage Gap” with Yana Gallen
“The Role of the Earned Income Tax Credit in the Narrowing of the Gender Wage Gap”
“How Much of the Gender and Racial Wage Gap Can Be Explained by Discriminatory Attitudes?”
“The 1964 Civil Rights Act and Black-White Outcomes: 50 Years Later”