University of Maryland, USA
IZA World of Labor role
PhD Student, University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, USA
Income inequality, subjective well-being, labor economics
MPP, Public Policy, University of Maryland, 2013
"Well-being in metrics and policy." Science 362:6412 (2018): 287–288 (with C. Graham and K. Laffan).
"Unequal hopes and lives in the USA: Optimism, race, place, and premature mortality." Journal of Population Economics (2018): 1–69 (with C. Graham).
Presidential Elections, Divided Politics, and Happiness in the U.S. HCEO Working Paper No. 2019-015, 2019 (with P. Bencsik, T. Chuluun, and C. Graham).
Men Without work: Why Are They So Unhappy in the US Compared to Other Places? Brookings Global Economy & Development Working Paper No. 128, 2019 (with C. Graham).
"Unhappiness in America: Desperation in white towns, resilience and diversity in the cities." In: O'Hanlon, M. E. (ed.). Brookings Big Ideas For America. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2016; pp. 18–27 (with C. Graham).
The number of prime-age males outside the labor force is increasing worldwide, with worrying resultsThe global economy is full of progress paradoxes. Improvements in technology, reducing poverty, and increasing life expectancy coexist with persistent poverty in the poorest countries and increasing inequality and unhappiness in many wealthy ones. A key driver of the latter is the decline in the status and wages of low-skilled labor, with an increasing percentage of prime-aged men (and to a lesser extent women) simply dropping out of the labor force. The trend is starkest in the US, though frustration in this same cohort is also prevalent in Europe, and it is reflected in voting patterns in both contexts.MoreLess