I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at MIT. I study questions in labor and urban economics by applying methods from spatial economics and insights from economic history.

In my research, I examine the causes and consequences of inequality in cities using large linked datasets for the United States. 

During AY 2024-2025, I will be a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford, Department of Economics through the IDEAL Provostial Fellowship. In July 2025, I will join UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business as an Assistant Professor.

Since 2020, I have worked part-time at the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies building novel measures of economic mobility over the 20th century.

I received my B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Stanford in 2018. [CV][Email]

Working Papers

Unequal Access: Racial Segregation and the Distributional Impacts of Interstate Highways in Cities 

January 2024. Best Student Paper Prize, Urban Economics Association. [Draft]

Opportunity in Motion: Equilibrium Effects of a Place-Based Policy on Economic Mobility

November 2023. [Revision in Progress]

The Intergenerational Effects of Local Shocks: Income, Migration, and Human Capital (with Martha Stinson and Sean Wang). 

December 2023.  [Draft Coming Soon!]

Works in Progress

Municipal Coordination, Zoning, and Inequality in Public Goods (with Vincent Rollet)

Other Papers 

Intergenerational Linkages between Historical IRS 1040 Data and the Numident: 1964-1979 Cohorts (with Martha Stinson)

November 2023. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies (CES) Technical Note. [Link]

Intergenerational Linkages between the 1940 Full Count Census and the Numident: 1930-1940 Cohorts (with Martha Stinson)

Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies (CES) Technical Note.