I'm an Associate Professor in the Work and Organizations Group at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, where I hold a Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellowship. I'm also on the graduate faculty of the Department of Applied Economics and the Minnesota Population Center, and am an associate editor in the Organizations department of Management Science.
My research is in personnel economics: the economic analysis of human resources. My studies primarily involve working with companies to analyze their hiring, promotions, and incentives using interviews, applied theory, and econometric methods. I also read across disciplines and collaborate with organization researchers outside economics, particularly with economic sociologists. My work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Health Economics, American Sociological Review, Demography, Management Science, Organization Science, the ILR Review, and Industrial Relations, and covered by the NY Times, WSJ, NPR, Financial Times, and other outlets.
I received my PhD in 2013 from the MIT Sloan School of Management and my BS from Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. I teach Masters of HR Compensation and Benefits, MBA Negotiations, and PhD Economics of HR. My digital self is tirelessly teaching Managing Employee Compensation on Coursera.