On July 1st, 2019 I became the Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at HKS.
My research focuses broadly on the economics of skill development, education and the labor market. I currently serve as a coeditor at the AEJ: Applied, and I am a Principal Investigator (along with Raj Chetty and John Friedman) at the CLIMB Initiative, an organization that seeks to study and improve the role of higher education in social mobility. I recently won the David N. Kershaw Prize, which is awarded biannually to scholars who have made distinguished contributions to the field of public policy and management under the age of 40.
Google Scholar Page
I write a semi-regular column for the New York Times Economic View.
My NYT Column on the need to modernize labor laws in preparation for the coming wave of AI
Some links - interviews, recent press coverage etc.
An article in Harvard Magazine about some of my recent work
HKS PolicyCast Interview about free college
HKS PolicyCast Interview about my inequality course
Interview with Growthpolicy.org at HKS about education and social mobility
NBER research review - "The Value of Soft Skills in the Labor Market"
PBS (and EconoFact) memo about whether robots are going to take all of our jobs
Replication package for my paper "The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market"
Interview with me on the 74million.org
To increase social mobility, expand access to early childhood education (Boston Review)
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