Areas of Interest

Broadly, my interest is in studying how both market and non-market institutions in workplaces affect human behavior. I use both experimental economic and conventional econometric methods to evaluate theoretically grounded propositions, generating insights that inform theory and policy in the areas of political economy, behavioral economics, personnel economics, labor economics, and industrial relations.

Courses Taught
  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics Theory
  • Agency in Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Development
  • First-Year Seminar
Publications

“Production from One, Distribution to All?  Examining Effort-Based Desert in a Controlled Lab Study.”  with Michael Carr, Forthcoming Publication (2021), Review of Radical Political Economy

“Do Consumers Value Employee Ownership? Evidence from an Experimental Auction.” Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership, 1(2/3): 162-190. (2018).
Selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.

“The Effect of Endogenous Endowments:  Evidence from a Mini-Ultimatum Game,” with Michael Carr.  Economics Bulletin, 37 (4): 2552-2560 (2017)

“Ceding Control:  An Experimental Analysis of Participative Management” with Jeffrey Carpenter and Peter Hans Matthews.  Journal of the Economic Science Association, 3 (1): 62-74 (2017).

“Reference-Dependent Preferences and Labor Supply in Historical Perspective,” with Daniel MacDonald. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 69 (Aug) 117-124 (2017).

“Workplace democracy: current state and future directions of the literature,” with Michael Carr. (2015). In The Elgar Companion to Social Economics, Second Edition. Eds. John Davis & Wilfred Dolfsma, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

“Workplace Democracy in the Lab,” with Jeffrey Carpenter and Peter Hans Matthews.  Industrial Relations Journal, 45(4): 313-328 (2014)

“Can Group-Incentives without Participation Survive the Free-Rider Problem? A View from the Lab,” Advances in Economic Analysis of Participatory and Labor-managed Firms, (14), 27-59 (2014).
Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

“The Relative Effect of Voice, Autonomy, and the Wage on Satisfaction with Work,” with Michael Carr. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (6), 1186-1201(2013).

Awards

Joseph Cabral Distinguished Scholar and Fellowship for “two years of study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based equity compensation in the corporation and in the society of the United States” (2018-2020).

2019 Emerald Literati Award of “Highly Commended” for the piece, “Do Consumers Value Employee Ownership? Evidence from an Experimental Auction.” Journal of Participation and Employee Ownership, 1(2/3): 162-190. (2018).

Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2014 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the piece “Can Group-Incentives Without Participation Survive the Free-Rider Problem? A View from the Lab,” Advances in the Economic Analysis of Participatory & Labor-Managed Firms, 14, 27-59.

Louis O. Kelso Fellowship “awarded to outstanding scholars studying the topic of broadened [employee] ownership of capital in a democratic society” (2011-2012)

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Research Fellowship to fund “the study of employee ownership, profit sharing, and broad-based stock options in the corporation and in society in the United States.” June 1, 2010 – May 31, 2011.

Political Economy Research Institute Dissertation Fellowship, (Spring 2008).

ALANA Fellowship recipient (UMass 2002-2003 Academic Year)

Ralston Grant for Faculty Development (Summer 2011)

UMB Proposal Development Grant to fund the research project: Worker Control and Owner Investment: An Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Residual Claimancy on Productivity (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011)

National Science Foundation – Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to fund the research project: An Experimental Investigation of Workplace Democracy (Grant # 0752822, April 2008-April 2009).

Sheridan-Barber Research Grant — Awarded to “conduct laboratory experiments on the effects of job security on the performance of workers” May, 2008.