Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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Ph.D., Economics, Boston University, 2011 (expected)

Dissertation Title: Essays on Racial Discrimination in the Labor and Legal Markets
Dissertation Committee: Claudia Olivetti, Kevin Lang, and Michael Manove
M.A., Political Economy, Boston University, 2008
B.A., Economics (Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Distinction), Yale University, May 2002


Fields of Research and Teaching Interest

Labor Economics, Law and Economics


Teaching Experience

Poverty and Discrimination in United States, Fall 2008 (Rating: 4.7 / 5.0)
Principles of Microeconomics, Boston University, Summer 2007 (Rating: 4.5 / 5.0)

Teaching Assistant / Grader
Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Boston University, Spring 2010
Economics of Less-Developed Countries, Boston University, Spring 2008
Market Structure and Industrial Organization (MA level), Boston University, Fall 2008
Topics in Economic History, Boston University, Fall 2008
Introduction to Management Science, Yale University, Spring 2002

Department Tutor
Ph.D. Qualifying Exams (Microeconomic & Macroeconomic Theory), Boston University, Summer 2007


Work Experience

Research Assistantship
Professor Kevin Lang, Boston University, Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
Professor James Levinsohn, University of Michigan, Summer 2005
Professor William Lovejoy & Professor Roman Kapuscinski, University of Michigan, Summer 2003
Dr. Hesung Chun Koh, East Rock Institute, Summer 2001
Professor Arun Agrawal, Yale University, Summer 2000

Professional Experience
Associate Analyst, NERA, New York, NY, 2003
Research Associate, NERA, New York, NY, 2002


Fellowships and Awards

IED Special Research Award, Boston University, Spring 2010
Harvey Fellowship, Mustard Seed Foundation, 2008 Present
Teaching Fellowship, Boston University, 2007-2010
Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2005 – Present
Summer Research Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2005
Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2004 – 2005
Triffin Prize for the Best Scholastic Record in the Social Sciences, Berkeley College, Yale University, 2002
Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University, 2002



Publications/Submitted Papers
"Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market: Theory and Empirics" (joint with Kevin Lang), revise and resubmit at the Journal of Economic Literature.

Working Papers
“Job Assignment and Promotion Under Statistical Discrimination: Evidence from the Early Careers of Lawyers,” (JOB MARKET PAPER) October 2010

Works in Progress
“The Impact of Voir Dire Practices on Jury and Trial Outcomes” (with Jeremy Smith)
"Negative Stereotypes and Returns to Productivity Signals"
"Diversity Initiatives in Major League Baseball: Impact on Coaching Assignments"


Computer Skills

Computer Skills: STATA, GAUSS, MATLAB, LaTeX, Scientific Workplace, HTML, CSS



American Economic Association, CSWEP



English (Fluent), Korean (Advanced), French (Beginner)






Professor Claudia Olivetti
Department of Economics
Boston University
Phone: (617) 353-4824

Professor Kevin Lang
Department of Economics
Boston University
Phone: (617) 353-5694

Professor Michael Manove
Department of Economics
Boston University
Phone: (617) 353-3299

Professor Todd Idson (Teaching Reference)
Department of Economics
Boston University
Phone: (617) 353-2742