Ph.D. in Economics, Boston University
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Economics
University of Oxford, Nuffield College
Blavatnik School of Government
IZA Research affiliate
Fields of Interests
Labor Economics, Health Economics
My main research intersests are in labor, health, and demographic economics. My current research focuses on three main areas: 1) Economics of Immigration 2) Socio-Economic and Cultural Determinants of Health Inequalities and Risky Behaviors 3) Ethnic Networks, Religious Institutions, and Socio-Economic Behavior. 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?