My research interests include inequality, economy and society, finance, organization, race, and methods.
The first stream of my research 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.
The second stream of my research focuses on interaction and network formation in cyberspace. Specifically, I examine how social boundaries are produced and reproduced in the online dating setting.
My most recent research project explores sources of inequality include organization and immigration.