Professor of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210
Office: North Hall 3036
Tel: 805 893 3666
Fax: 805 893 8830
I am a labor economist with broad research interests.
Over the years I have published papers on the economics of trade unions, wage
and employment discrimination, immigration, displaced workers, personnel
economics, and the effort of information technology on labor markets.
Recent interests include China's labor market and the role of laboratory
experiments in labor economics. My research has been funded by the
National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Ford
Foundation, among others. I am a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),
the Institute for the
Study of Labor (IZA), and the Center for
Economic Studies (CES). I currently serve on the editorial board of Labour
Economics and as Associate Editor of the Industrial and Labor Relations
Review. I also direct the Broom
Center for Social Demography at UCSB.
Courses in 2014/15:
Economics 250A Graduate Labor Economics I.
This is an introduction to labor economics on the graduate level. It focuses on
the basics of labor supply and demand.
Economics 293 Third-Year PhD Seminar The third-year seminar provides
a forum for PhD students to present early thesis research.
Economics 152 Personnel Economics. This is
an advanced undergraduate course focusing on the applications of labor
economics to personnel and human resources decisions within firms.