PhD Candidate in Economics

I am an economist who uses big data to study questions at the intersection of public and labor economics. I am broadly interested in the welfare of individuals and optimal public policy. In my job market paper, I use a dataset of 145,000 tech workers to document the expanding workweek and explore how childcare availability leads to gender differences in work timing. I am a member of a team of researchers using transaction-level Washington State Recreational Cannabis data to understand the taxation and welfare implications of recreational cannabis legalization. Before graduate school, I co-authored several papers on international environmental agreements and public land management.

I am on the 2020 - 2021 job market. I am presenting my job market paper at APPAM, TWEEDS, and will be interviewing as part of the ASSA 2021 Virtual Conference.

khoughto [at]

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • GitHub