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Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Urban Economics with interest in technology and innovation
Ph.D. in Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 2020
I am an empirical economist who studies the economic interactions of labor and technological shift, especially automation. My research field encompasses the intersection of micro-/macro- labor economics, applied microeconomics and urban economics with an emphasis on policy application. I reveal the aggregate implications and uncover the underlying mechanisms using the frameworks deeply rooted in economic theory, and employing micro-econometrics to both micro- and aggregate data.
My methodology is to carefully determine and adopt the best approach, according to the requirements of the research questions. I have learned a variety of frameworks and tools from different schools that facilitates multiple, in-depth angles of analysis. In my dissertation, I use a structural approach to comprehensively assess the mechanism of automation and run policy experiments. In my second paper, “The Effect of Low-skilled Immigration on Robotization”, I have used a quasi-experimental approach, including a natural experiment regarding the Mariel Boatlift from Cuba and an instrumental variable strategy, to empirically establish a causal link of interest. In my earlier work, I performed a laboratory experiment to obtain a real negotiation dataset of 80 students to test a simple theory using the bargaining model.