My research agenda

I’m interested in three broad fields. First, I do research in the economics of discrimination, and in labour economics more widely. In one of my projects, for example, I estimate the effects of superiors’ gender attitudes on women’s careers.

Second, I do work on the political economy of national identity. For example, I am interested in multiethnic communities’ loyalty towards the state.

Third, I am interested in how attitudes, social norms and political narratives spread. In particular, I study when people start to abide by a certain social norm, and why.

Work in progress

  1. Speaking of Gender: How Superiors’ Attitudes Shape the Careers of Women
  1. They Died for Their Fatherland(s): Ethnic Diversity in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (with Emilio Esguerra)
  1. Nations and Citizens: How Grievances Mobilize Identity (with Emilio Esguerra)
  1. Cultural Cleavages in Politics (with Adam Brzezinski)
  1. Discovering Hidden Stars: Performance Measures and the Allocation of Talent