Research 

Working papers

How do Firms Respond to Unions? (with Samuel Dodini and Alexander Willén)
Reject & Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

Employer Concentration and Outside Options (with Gregor Schubert and Bledi Taska)
*Updated version Jan 2024!*

The Class Gap in Career Progression: Evidence from Academia (with Kyra Rodriguez)
Public draft coming soon - available on request


Work in progress

Better Outside Options Reduce Workplace Injuries (with R Jisung Park) 

Minimum Wages and Workplace Safety (with R Jisung Park and Michael Davies) 


Publications (by topic)

Labor Market Power & Institutions:

Incentives to Comply with the Minimum Wage in the US and UK [IZA working paper version]
Forthcoming, ILR Review 

The Declining Worker Power Hypothesis (with Lawrence H. Summers)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2020


Socioeconomic Background & Class Inequality:

The Economics Profession's Socioeconomic Diversity Problem (with Robert Schultz)
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 2023


Productivity & Inequality:

Tackling the UK's Regional Economic Inequality: Binding constraints and avenues for policy intervention (with Dan Turner and Ed Balls)
Contemporary Social Science, August 2023

Productivity and Pay in the United States and Canada  (with Jacob Greenspon and Lawrence H. Summers)
International Productivity Monitor, Fall 2021

Productivity and Pay: Is the Link Broken? [working paper version] (with Lawrence H. Summers)  
in Facing Up To Low Productivity Growth, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2019


Other Topics:

Gender Gaps in South Korea's Labor Market: Children explain most of the gender employment gap, but little of the gender wage gap (with Jacob Funk Kirkegaard and Karen Dynan)
Applied Economics Letters, May 2023

Central Bank Independence Revisited: After the financial crisis, what should a model central bank look like? (with Ed Balls and James Howat)
Harvard Kennedy School M-RCBG Associate Working Paper No. 87 (2018)