I am an applied economist with interests in Labor Economics and International Trade. My primary research agenda involves understanding how labor market frictions and the structure of wage formation impact the functioning of labor markets. While my research is primarily empirical, I rely heavily on economic theory to guide my empirical approach. Much of my work blends both theory and empirics in order to derive and test the restrictions the theory imposes on the data. A common thread in my research is that it is largely motivated by policy questions, such as how shocks to one sector or occupation can ripple through the labor market.