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I am a macro-economist, trained at the University of Rochester (PhD, 1999) in Rochester, NY, USA. My speciality is dynamic equilibrium modelling, as applied to family and labor issues. My most typical work is based on models of fertility and divorce, particularly in the context of marriage “markets”, but I have also published papers on racial profiling and child labor.

After grad school I was an assistant professor at the Economics department of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA. In 2008 I moved to England, where I was a professor in the Economics Division of the University of Southampton. I now work at the Economics Department at Simon Fraser University, just outside Vancouver, on Canada's west coast,

My current research includes two projects on the integration of parents and children into models of marital matching. In one project, the focus is on repeated matching over the lifecycle; the idea is to understand recent changes in modern demographic patterns, such as single-parenthood, as well as high rates of divorce and remarriage. The other project focuses on genetic transmission of inequality; in these models, social mobility depends on the degree to which spouses are similar in terms of genetic factors related to socio-economic status. I also have some work in progress relating to the impact of changes in access to contraception and abortion on women's career choices.