I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Mississippi State University, an IZA Research Affiliate, a CESifo Research Network Affiliate, and an Annenberg Institute (Brown University) EdWorkingPapers Contributor.

My research interests are in applied microeconomics, including the economics of education. My research is published in journals including the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review, and Education Finance & Policy. My CV is available here.

I received a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, and a Bachelors in Economics and Masters in Statistics from Utah State University. Before beginning my current position, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy Labs.

I enjoy making data visualizations; see some examples here. You can find my Quick Stata Tips book here.