Labor Economics • Local Public Sector Economics • Urban Economics
Current Research Interests:
Segregation; minorities; discrimination; China’s microeconomy; credit markets.
American Economic Association, Society of Labor Economists, Association for Public Policy and Applied Management, Chinese Economists Society
PhD, Harvard University, 1984, is a professor specializing in labor economics, public economics, and urban economics. He has published papers on the effects of residential segregation on black labor market behavior; the effects of unions in the local sector on wages, employment, and expenditures; and the effects of regulation on the rate of unionization. He is currently studying income determination and inequality, incomes, discrimination and fertility in China, comparable worth policies, military marriage subsidies, and small business credit markets.