I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at the University of Virginia, where I study the effects of economic policy on household behavior in middle income countries. My current research is in two areas. First, I study how income taxation affects labor markets when there is a large informal sector and the implications for optimal tax policy. Second, I study household finance and political outcomes associated with the Mexican social insurance program, Seguro Popular en Salud.

Email: hrs6b (at) virginia.edu