Most of my recent research concerns the role of information in labor markets.


Some questions I have studied include: How does uncertainty affect workers' job search decisions? How are wages set when employers have private information? Does news about the future explain fluctuations in employment? Can fears of prolonged joblessness be self-fulfilling? How do expectations about job loss affect measurement of the welfare cost of unemployment?

Research Interests

Search, Macroeconomics, Labor


Working Papers

  • Discouragement Traps (draft coming soon)

       with D. Bernhardt

        with R. Chahrour and S. Chugh


        with E. BondM. Crucini, and J. Rodrigue

        Review of Economic Dynamics, Jan. 2013