He teaches courses in microeconomics, the economics of the public sector, the economics of poverty and income inequality, and economic research methods.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.He also received a M.P.A. degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.S. in computer science and psychology from the University of Michigan.
His recent research focuses on decision making on behalf of others, subjective well-being, and social welfare programs.