I am an applied-microeconomist, with PhD in Economics from Northeastern University. My research lies at the intersection of labor economics, immigration policy, and public finance. My job market paper examines how former President Trump's high-skilled immigration policies affected the productivity and financial performance of multinational H-1B visa-sponsoring firms.

As of May 2022, I will be joining Analysis Group's NY office as an Associate (economist), where I will apply my empirical skills to help clients solve challenging business problems and win legal disputes.

Outside of research, I enjoy learning Hindustani classical vocal (training under Dr. Samia Mahbub Ahmad since 2014), hiking, exploring the NY food scene, and acrylic painting.

Curriculum Vitae

Click here for my latest CV (updated May, 2022).



Dissertation—"Essays on Skilled-Immigration and Labor Mobility":

Essay 1: How Can Private Sector Employment Experience Improve Student Academic Outcomes?, with Alicia Sasser Modestino and Joseph McLaughlin. Forthcoming in the 2022 AEA Papers and Proceedings.

Essay 2: Understanding the Determinants of H-1B Decisions: A Machine Learning Approach, with Arthur Langlois. Working paper (2022).

Essay 3: Unanticipated Effects of Trump's High-Skilled Immigration Policies on Multinational Firms, Working paper (2022).

Other Work:

Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections, with Andrew C. Chang, Linda R. Cohen, and Amihai Glazer. Preanalysis Plan. Available at SSRN.

Seminar Presentations

Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Annual Meeting 2022

American Economic Association (AEA) ASSA Annual Meeting 2022

Association for Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2022

Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 46th Annual Conference, 2021

Association for Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) 2020 Student Regional Conference

National Tax Association 113th Annual Conference on Taxation, 2020

Research Assistance

Dupas, P., Modestino, A.S., Niederle, M., Wolfers, J. (2021). Gender and the Dynamics of Economics Seminars, Working Paper.

Chang, A. C. (2018). Nothing is Certain Except Death and Taxes: The Lack of Policy Uncertainty from Expiring, FEDS Working Paper 2018-041 Version.

Davis, M. A., Oliner, S. D., Pinto, E. J., & Bokka, S. (2017). Residential land values in the Washington, DC metro area: New insights from big data. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 66, 224-246.

Editorials and Policy Briefs

Editorial: International Student Ban

(July 2020)

Has the Retail Apocalypse Hit the DC Area?

Leah Brooks, Urbashee Paul and Rachel Shank

(April 2018)