I am a fourth year Economics PhD Student at the University of Oregon. My research centers on distributional analysis, focusing on income and consumption inequality as well as inequality in environmental amenities and health outcomes. I am interested in measuring inequality at relatively fine-grained geographic scales - at the state, MSA or county level, as well as how changes in these local income distributions might affect outcomes of interest, such as political polarization.
Department of Economics
1285 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
email: jlv [at] uoregon.edu
Fall 2014 Office Hours: Tuesday 10-11am, Friday 2-3pm or by appointment.