California Policy Lab at UCLA. I also work as a Research Data Specialist at the State of California’s Employment Development Department. I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of California, Davis in September 2021.
My primary research interests are related to the design of social insurance and safety net programs. I am also interested in the economics of health behaviors. My recent work on the US Unemployment Insurance program has been funded by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Bilinski Educational Foundation, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Curriculum Vitae (Updated January 2023)
Fields: Public, Labor, Health
(with Lester Lusher and Rebecca Taylor)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2022
(with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, Peter Mannino, Roozbeh Moghadam, Carl Romer, and Till von Wachter)
American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings, 2022
(with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, Peter Mannino, Roozbeh Moghadam, and Till von Wachter)
RSF: The Russel Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, forthcoming
(with Eunju Lee)
Revise & Resubmit, American Journal of Health Economics
(with Serena Canaan, Stefanie Fischer, and Pierre Mouganie)
(with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, and Till von Wachter)
Draft available upon request
Draft coming soon
(with Jonathan Cohen)
(with Alex Bell and Till von Wachter)
Association of hospital costs with complications following total gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma
(with Luke V. Selby and Renee Gennarelli)
JAMA Surgery, 2017
Overspending driven by oversized single dose vials of cancer drugs
(with Peter Bach, Rena Conti, Raymond Muller, and Leonard Saltz)
British Medical Journal, 2016
Comparing open radical cystectomy and robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy: a randomized clinical trial
(with Bernard Bochner, et. al.)
European Urology, 2015
California Unemployment Insurance Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Alex Bell, T.J. Hedin, Roozbeh Moghadam, and Till von Wachter) California Policy Lab Policy Brief, 2020-2022 (updated frequently)
I am part of a team of researchers at the California Policy Lab working with the State of California’s Employment Development Department to analyze nearly real-time administrative Unemployment Insurance claims data during the Coronavirus crisis. Our findings have been released in a series of Policy Briefs, which you can find at the link above. This work has received media coverage from The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among others.
Employment and Earnings Among LA County Residents Experiencing Homelessness (with Nefara Riesch and Till von Wachter) California Policy Lab Policy Brief, February 2020
Website: Thanks to Gautam Rao and Xinyue Lin for making their code publicly available.