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Hello! I am a  Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of British Columbia. My current research spans a range of public economics topics including business taxation, unemployment insurance, low-income supports, and income inequality. I focus on research that can help improve the design and implementation of taxation and social insurance systems to further both fairness and efficiency objectives. My current projects use a range of data sources including large-scale linked administrative datasets, web-scraped textual data, and spatial information.

I will be on the job market in 2020/21.

Contact: jeffrey.hicks@ubc.ca