- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Economics, Machine Learning
Optimal Performance Criteria
When you hire somebody to do a job but you cannot observe the he effort put in, it is known in economic theory that you'd better pay the employee contingent on the job outcome so that the employee is incentivized to put effort into the job. What if the employee could choose the performance criteria based on which he would like to be paid? What is the best choice he can make?
Are Medicare and Medicaid optimal for social welfare?
While many economists agree that some people in the society need the government's help to get better medical services, not all agree on the best method to do so. We can use data on Medicare and Medicaid spending and some measured outcomes to evaluate these policies.