"We all do better when we all do better." -Senator Paul Wellstone

Introduction and Brief Bio

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics. I received my Ph.D. in August of 2000 from American University in Washington D.C. My fields of study were labor, gender and transition economics. I am extremely enthusiastic about economics: teaching, researching and talking about it. In particular, I enjoy thinking about current events as well as critiques of the Neoclassical model.

In terms of research, I have spent most of my career exploring the effects of the economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe (with focuses on Bulgaria, Germany and Tajikistan). With the nudge of one colleague, I have recently switched gears and have begun exploring topics in the economics of the family including differences in the division of labor between different and same-sex households.

This page is the starting point for information about my courses, my research, information for advisees and some diversions (if you have some extra time on your hands).