Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics (September 2016-May 2017)
IZA Research affiliate
Fields of Interest: Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Demography
My main research interests are in health, labor, and demographic economics. My current research focuses on two main areas: 1) Economics of Immigration (Migration and Health) 2) Socio-Economic Determinants of Health Inequalities and Risky Behaviors. I use data and economic modeling to investigate questions including: How does migration affect the health trajectories of immigrants? What is the effect of socio-economic and behavioral assimilation on the health of first and second-generation immigrants? What is the effect of immigration on native job quality and native health? How do ethnic networks affect access to health insurance? Does ethnic diversity increase access to healthy eating options and, in turn, decrease excessive weight gain? Does immigration increase waiting times in the UK National Health Service? What are the effects of sleep deprivation on health and cognitive skills?