Curriculum Vitae

Working Papers

"Income and Earnings Mobility in U.S. Tax Data"
with Jeff Larrimore and Jacob Mortenson. Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-061, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 2015.


"State Pension Contributions and Fiscal Stress."
Journal of Pension Finance and Economics, forthcoming.

"Income Volatility and Mobility: U.S. Income Tax Data, 1999-2007" with Victoria Bryant and John Diamond. Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Conference of the National Tax Association, 2009.

"Financial Risk Management for Investment Planning of New Commodities Considering Plant Location and Budgeting" with Javier Lavaja, Adam Adler, Jeremy Jones, Trung Pham, Kristin Smart, Michael Steele, and Miguel J. Bagajewicz, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 45, no. 22 (2006): 7582-91.

Showing Economic Data with Dynamic Graphs

Family earnings mobility from 1980 to 1990 using income tax panel data. The graph tracks families in the panel in both 1980 and 1990, so those entering or leaving the sample (marriage, divorce, etc.) are excluded. Quintiles are staggered to show quintile to quintile movements. Bubble size shows the fraction of families and bubble color shows each group's original mean earnings in 2010 dollars. Press the play button on the bottom left.

Just showing quintiles at the beginning and ending of a period conceals earnings movements along the way. This graph adds movements to 1985 quintiles. Only the initial 3rd quintile is shown to keep the graph clear. Bubble size shows the fraction of 3rd quintile families and color shows 1985 earnings (in 2010 dollars).

Increased annual earnings inequality 1980-1990 using U.S. income tax panel data.