University of Minnesota, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Economics, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
Workplace benefits, retirement savings, training, flexible work arrangements, work-family policies, human capital
Visiting Researcher, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2017); Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (2007–2016)
PhD Economics, Stanford University, 2007
“Why and when does the gender pay gap reverse? Diversity goals and the pay premium for high potential women." Academy of Management Journal 60:2 (2017): 402–432 (with L. M. Leslie and P. C. Dahm).
“What will my account really be worth? Experimental evidence on how retirement income projections affect saving.” Journal of Public Economics 112 (2014): 80–92 (with G. S. Goda and A. Sojouner).
"Incorporating employee heterogeneity into default options for retirement plan selection." Journal of Human Resources 48:1 (2013): 198–235 (with G. S. Goda).
Retirement plan type and worker mobility
Selection and incentives in retirement plans affect job transitionsColleen Flaherty Manchester, October 2019The relationship between retirement plan type and job mobility is more complex than typically considered. While differences in plan features and benefit structure may directly affect employees’ mobility decisions (“incentive effect”), the type of plan offered may also affect the types of employees a given employer attracts (“selection effect”), thereby affecting mobility through a second, indirect channel. At the same time, some employees may not be able to accurately assess differences between plan types due to limited financial literacy. These factors have implications for policymakers and employers considering retirement plan offerings.MoreLess