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I study organizational change and economic inequality. My research topics include management and organizational theory; organizational sociology and social mobility; and corporate ownership, strategic acquisitions, and private equity. I use restricted-access Census and IRS data and causal statistics.

I argue in my job market paper that private equity ownership drives skill-biased technological change, increasing earnings inequality, but that private equity leveraged buyouts more focused on financial rather than operational value creation reduce earnings for workers across the educational distribution. My other two dissertation papers explained how private equity leveraged buyouts impact employer contributions to workplace health insurance premiums and worker retirement plans.

I completed a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Statistics at the University of Michigan in 2022 and am currently a postdoc at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the Organization Studies group. This research, co-authored with P.I. Nathan Wilmers, is funded by the Urban Institute WorkRise program.