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 40 million 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.
khoughto [at] uoregon.edu