We specialize in analyzing policy questions that most affect urban areas, often using the Charlotte area as our research laboratory. Our Ph.D. students specialize in urban policy, social policy, economic policy, education policy, and environmental policy, just to name a few.
Research interests include the use of rigorous analytical tools for sustainable policy-making with particular focus on labor market institutions, provision of infrastructure, energy production, and social security mechanisms.
Effects of a Minimum Wage on Employment Outcomes: An Application of Regression Discontinuity Design
Published in Philippine Review of Economics (December 2014 issue)
Why Girls are Leaving Boys Behind in Schooling
Co-author, UP School of Economics Discussion Paper in 2013
Searching for the Balance between Flexibility and Workers’ Security: Is it Time to Reform Labor Market Policies
Co-authorship with Dr. Emmanuel F. Esguerra
Part of the Asia-Pacific papers under the Angelo King Institute (AKI) Project in 2010