University of Chicago, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Executive director of the Comprehensive Income Dataset Project at the University of Chicago, USA
Homelessness, poverty, and income measurement
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Chief Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, DC (2020–2021)
PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, 2014
"Income growth and its distribution from Eisenhower to Obama: The growing importance of in-kind transfers (1959–2016)." In: Furchtgott-Roth, D. (ed.). United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020 (with J. Elwell and R. V. Burkhauser).
"The geography of unsheltered homelessness in the city: Evidence from '311' calls in New York." Journal of Regional Science (with G. Finley).
"Social ties and the incidence of homelessness." Housing Policy Debate 28:4 (2018): 592–608 (with C. Rossi-de Vries).
"When warm and cold don’t mix: The implications of climate for the determinants of homelessness." Journal of Housing Economics 41 (2018): 45–56 (with D. Lucas).
"The impact of permanent supportive housing on homeless populations." Journal of Housing Economics 35 (2017): 69–84.
Enhancing the earned income tax credit would do more to reduce poverty, at less cost, than increasing the minimum wageMinimum wage increases are not an effective mechanism for reducing poverty. And there is little causal evidence that they do so. Most workers who gain from minimum wage increases do not live in poor (or near-poor) families, while some who do live in poor families lose their job as a result of such increases. The earned income tax credit is an effective way to reduce poverty. It raises only the after-tax wage rates of workers in low- and moderate-income families, the tax credit increases with the number of dependent children, and evidence shows that it increases labor force participation and employment in these families.MoreLess