I am a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin. My research and teaching interests are inequality, finance, organization, race, and quantitative method.
My primary research project examines the connection between the rise of finance and growing inequality in the United States. I find that that the financialization of the US economy led to declining labor's share of income, growing executive compensation, widening earnings dispersion, stagnant employment growth, lower value-added, and higher earnings premium for elite financial workers. This project is supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
My new research project explores the social and organizational determinants of employment-based health insurance. This project is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. My other research topics include online dating, immigration, and time use.