I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at Cornell University. My research areas are primarily topics at the intersection of public finance and labor economics. In my job market paper, I examine spillovers between safety net programs and the mechanisms driving these spillovers. In general, I am interested in what public policy can teach us about economics and how we can improve the delivery of public services. For more information please visit my personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/a/cornell.edu/james-elwell/.