Citizenship: U.S.A, India
Fields: Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Economics of Education

2010-2016 Ph.D in Economics , University of llinois at Chicago
2009-2010 M.A. in Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
2004-2008 B.A. in Economics (Distinction) and Political Science, Minor in Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago


Double Take: The Effect of Sibling Sex Composition on Women’s Earnings, Schooling, and Labor Supply. Accepted at Economics Letters

New Evidence on National Board Certification: Does Human Capital Matter? (with Irina Horoi) Accepted at Economic Inquiry

Teacher Characteristics and Academic Achievement: Evidence from Twins (with Irina Horoi) Accepted at Applied Economics

Working Papers

The Short and Medium-Term Effects of the Minimum Wage on Subjective Well-being

The Character Skills of Immigrants (with Pavel Dramski)

Brothers are Better: The Effect of Sibling Sex Composition on Women’s Health.

The Draft and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital.

Works in Progress

The Long Run Human Capital Impacts of Early Life Smoke Exposure

What makes for a good Teacher? Evidence from a Field Experiment (with Pavel Dramski)

Who Pays for Smokers?

The Critical Period Hypothesis: Evidence from Adoptees

Awards and Honors

2015 – 2016   CKF Dissertation Grant
2015               Student Fellow of the Public Choice Society
2015               Illinois Economic Association Graduate Student Paper Contest, 2nd Place
2014 – 2016   Daniel Searle Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies
2014 – 2015   Visiting Dissertation Fellow, Mercatus Center
2014, 2015     APEE Young Scholar Award
2014, 2015     Hayek Fund Award
2013 – 2014   Adam Smith Fellow, Mercatus Center
2013 – 2014   Humane Studies Fellowship

Teaching Experience

Loyola University Chicago (Instructor)
Fall 2015: Principals of Microeconomics - 49 students (Ongoing)
Spring 2015: Principals of Macroeconomics - 51 students (4.4/5.0)
Fall 2014: Principals of Microeconomics - 46 students (4.4/5.0)
Spring 2014: Principals of Macroeconomics - 60 students (3.9/5.0)

Daley College - City Colleges of Chicago (Instructor)
Fall 2012: Principals of Macroeconomics - 17 students
Spring 2013: Principals of Microeconomics - 46 students

University of Illinois at Chicago (Teaching Assistant)
Spring 2014 Tobacco Control
Spring 2014 MBA Microeconomics


Midwest Valley Economic Association, 2015 (forthcoming)
Southern Economic Association, 2015 (forthcoming)
International Sociological Association, 2015
UIC Economics Lunch 2013, 2015
Association for Private Enterprise and Education, 2014, 2015
Public Choice Society, 2014, 2015
UIC Graduate Student Seminar, 2015
Midwest Economic Association, 2015
Eastern Economic Association, 2015
Illinois Economic Association, 2014, 2015
IHS Summer Research Colloquium at Chapman University, 2014
Adam Smith Colloquium at George Mason University, 2014
AERUS at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Southern Regional Science Association, 2014
American Agricultural Economics Association, 2013
USDA Economic Research Service, 2013
RPHE Conference at Purdue University, 2012
University of Illinois at Chicago Seminar, 2011

Other Employment

USDA Economic Research Service, Summer 2013
Robinwood Consulting, 2010
Action for India, 2011-2012
Menards, 2008