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My research focuses primarily on children and young adults, but I sometimes delve into other areas when I'm struck by a research question that's too interesting or important to pass up. See my research page for details and the "Media" section of my CV for television, radio and print coverage of my work.

In teaching, I think the most important thing is to get students excited about the topic. I also think it's important to not take sides so students can learn how economists approach problems, what sorts of things they consider, and what types of arguments they respect.

The family includes my Jenise, Claire (born 10/2012), Clark (born 3/2015), and our lovable pups. My other love is soccer—I'm an especially avid fan of the The US National Soccer Teams. I'm also into NBA basketball where the Sacramento Kings are the team I've followed longest.

According to scientific tests, if I were a superhero I would be Spider-Man; if I were an action movie villain I would be Agent Smith; and if I were a famous leader I would be Ghandi.

     
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