Senior Advisor, Employment and Income Security Unit
Microeconomic Studies Division
Congressional Budget Office
The Employment and Income Security Unit conducts research and analysis on topics including labor markets, income, poverty, cash and in-kind assistance programs, disability policies, education and training, and immigration.
Areas of interest
- Earnings and income distributions
- Economic volatility of individuals and households
- Low-wage labor markets
- Low-income households, especially those with children
- Income support programs
- The Effects of a Minimum-Wage Increase on Employment and Family Income (with Nabeel Alsalam, William Carrington, and Justin Falk), February 2014.
- The Distribution of Federal Spending and Taxes in 2006 (with Kevin Perese), November 2013.
- Growth in Means-Tested Programs and Tax Credits for Low-Income Households (with William Carrington and Justin Falk), February 2013.
- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (with Kathleen FitzGerald, Emily Holcombe, and Jonathan A. Schwabish), April 2012.
- Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Family Income of the Unemployed Letter to the Honorable Jim McDermott (with Gregory Acs), November 2010.
- Social Security Disability Insurance: Participation Trends and Their Fiscal Implications (with Noah Meyerson), July 2010.
- Losing a Job During a Recession (with Joyce Manchester), April 2010
- Changes in the Distribution of Workers' Annual Earnings Between 1979 and 2007 (with Jonathan Schwabish), October 2009
- Recent Trends in the Variability of Individual Earnings and Household Income (with Thomas DeLeire and Jonathan Schwabish), June 2008
- Addendum to Changes in the Economic Resources of Low-Income Households with Children, September 2007
- Changes in the Economic Resources of Low-Income Households with Children, May 2007
- Trends in Earnings Variability Over the Past 20 Years, Letter to the Honorable Charles E. Schumer and the Honorable Jim Webb (with Thomas DeLeire and Jonathan Schwabish), April 2007
- Response to a Request by Senator Grassley About the Effects of Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage Versus Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, Letter to the Honorable Charles E. Grassley (with Thomas DeLeire, Ed Harris, and Ralph Smith), January 2007
- Changes in Low-Wage Labor Markets Between 1979 and 2005 (with Nabeel Alsalam and Thomas DeLeire), December 2006
- Changes in Participation in Means-Tested Programs, April 2005
(Available on request)
- The Earned Income Tax Credit and Expected Social Security Retirement Benefits Among Low-Income Mothers. With Thomas DeLeire, Jonathan Schwabish, and Timothy Smeeding. January 2012. (Available as a Congressional Budget Office Working Paper, No. 2012-06, March 2012.)
- The Association between Children's Earnings and Father's Lifetime Earnings: Estimates using Administrative Data. With Thomas DeLeire. August 2011. (Earlier version available as an Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Paper No. 1342-08, August 2008.) Revise and Resubmit.
- The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Evidence on Participation and Non-Compliance. With Karl Scholz. February 2011.
- A Lost Generation? The Impact of High Unemployment Rates at College Graduation on Long-Term Earnings. With Thomas DeLeire and Jonathan A. Schwabish. July 2010.