MPC Primary Research Areas
I specialize in health economics, the economics of poverty, and comparative social welfare institutions.
Before joining the Humphrey School in the fall of 1998, I was a senior economist with the Council of Economic Advisors in Washington, D.C., for one year and an assistant professor at Princeton University. I have taught policy analysis and statistics at Columbia University and American poverty and poverty policy, economics of health care, and economic security at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations. From 1984 to 1986 I was a budget analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, and I have also been an analyst for a division of Abt Associates.