I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University (ANU), and a John Mitchell Fellow. I am also affiliated with the Office of Tax Policy Research at the University of Michigan, the Institute of Labor Economics and the ANU Tax & Transfer Policy Institute.

My research spans Public Economics and Labor Economics, with a particular focus on human capital investment, taxation, and inequality.

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Prior to joining ANU, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Economics. I received my PhD in Economics from Harvard University in May 2019, and my undergraduate degree is from the University of Sydney. Previously, I worked as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

While at Harvard, I was a James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Ph.D. Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration, and recipient of a Lara Warner Ph.D. fellowship from the Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program. I received teaching awards from both Harvard University and the University of Sydney, and was voted “Best Professor” two years in a row by the University of Michigan graduate students. In 2020, I received the IIPF Young Economists Award from the International Institute of Public Finance.

In addition to support from my home institutions, I am grateful for the funding my research has received from the National Science Foundation, J-PAL, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

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