I became an economist when I realized that economic issues impact so many social issues I care about. But despite the importance of economics, it can be daunting to try to make sense of the business and economic coverage in the newspaper. My goal is to translate economic issues so that public can understand how economics impacts our lives and so that we can engage with important debates about what sorts of economic changes we would like to pursue.
My current research focuses on wage trends and growing inequality. I’m interested in the interaction of economic, political and cultural factors that have led to stagnating real wages in recent decades. I'm particularly interested in how adversity in labour markets affects students and recent graduates.
I have research assistantships opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in researching how wages issues are framed in newspaper op eds and editorials.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of economic policy, globalization, economic and business journalism and critical journalism studies.
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