I am Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Research Associate at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. My research and teaching interests include 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, wider 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 other research topics include online dating, employment-based health insurance, immigration, and time use.
I received my B.A. in sociology from National Taiwan University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.