I am an empirical microeconomist with research interests in labor, public and experimental economics. My research explores how cognitive skills and preferences affect effort provision, learning, and life outcomes, including educational attainment, labor supply, retirement, and inequality. I am also interested in understanding how interventions and public policies shape important life outcomes.

I am the Magner Chair and a Professor in the Department of Economics and the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. I am a Faculty Affiliate of the Purdue Integrative Data Science Initiative and the Purdue Policy Research Institute. I am also a Research Fellow of IZA and DIW. I have taught classes on Labor Economics, Public Economics, and Econometrics.