Ph.D. Candidate
Policy Analysis and Management


Sam Dodini's research focuses on empirical work in the broad areas of labor and public economics. In particular, he focuses on worker responses to monetary and non-monetary incentives, labor market institutions such as occupational licensing, education, and the effects of public expenditures on individual well-being. He also has research interests in urban economics, spatial demography, inequality, risky health behaviors, and housing policy.

Sam joined PAM as a graduate student in 2016. Prior to beginning graduate school, he was a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board where his team focused on the economic well-being of American families, issues in housing and urban economics, and the take-up and effects of emerging mobile payments technology.

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