My Research at Princeton investigates the potential for anthropogenic climate change to cause significant migration of human populations. I work under the direction of Professors Alan Krueger and Michael Oppenheimer. An area of particular interest for us is forecasting the migration response to climate-related changes in agricultural productivity and responses to expectations about both future climate and agriculture.
More generally, as a labor economist, I am interested in issues such as income inequality, wage dispersion associated with employer size, migration and educational issues, particularly those related to China.
Consistent Cell Means for Topcoded Incomes in the Public Use March CPS (1975-2004)"，with Jeff Larrimore, Richard V. Burkhauser, and Laura Zayats. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, forthcoming.
"Generalized Percentile Ratios as Robust Measures of Labor Earnings Inequality", with Richard V. Burkhauser, International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, forthcoming.
"Levels and Long-Term Trends in Earnings Inequality: Overcoming The Current Population Survey Censoring Problem Using the GB2 Distribution", with Richard V. Burkhauser and J.S. Butler, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 24, n1, (2006), 57-62.
"Rationality and self-control: The implications for smoking cessation", Journal of Socio-economics 34, (2005) 211-222.
"Detecting errors in the Current Population Survey: A matching approach", Economics Letters, V82, n2, (2004) 189-194.
"Long Term Trends in Earnings Inequality: What the CPS Can Tell Us", with Richard V. Burkhauser, J.S. Butler and Andrew Houtenville, Economics Letters, V82, n2, (2004) 295-299.
"The Longitudinal Matching of Current Population Surveys: A Proposed Algorithm", Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, v27, n1/2, (2001) 71-91.