Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

Labor Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade


  • PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  • MA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, 1990
  • BS in Economics from the University of Delaware, 1987


  • Research Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (September 2000-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University (May 2005-August 2007)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, England (March 1998-August 2000)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland (August 1995-February 1998)
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Pittsburgh (July 1994-July 1995)
  • International Economist, Research Division, U.S. International Trade Commission (June 1993-June 1994)
  • CentER fellow at Tilburg University, Holland (September 1992-May 1993)


Book Chapters

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • “Optimal Growth with Threshold Capital” (with Len Mirman).
  • “Consumer Heterogeneity and the Market Provision of Quality: The Puzzle of the Smoking Ban,” (with V. Bhaskar).

Other Professional Activities

Associate Editor European Economic Review (2003-2012).
Referee for American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, American Economic Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economica, Economics Bulletin, International Economic Journal, International Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Economic Integration, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Labour Economics, Manchester School, Operations Research, Oxford University Press, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Industrial Organization, Review of International Economics, Southern Economic Journal and Theoretical Economics.