Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"Prostitution has an unusual feature: it is well paid despite being low- skill, labor intensive, and, one might add, female dominated. Earnings even in the worst-paid type, streetwalking, may be several multiples of full-time earnings in professions with comparable skill requirements."
"A Theory of Prostitution," Journal of Political Economy, Feb. 2002
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), 2004-present
Research Fellow, Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), 2003-present
Associate Editor, Economica, 2003-present
Associate Professor, Economics, Columbia University, 1999-present
Visiting Research Fellow, University College London, 2002-2003
Oavlonad Docent, Stockholm School of Economics, 2001
Research Associate, Swedish Council for Social Works Research, 1999
Research Associate, Stockholm School of Economics, 1997-1999
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, and Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996-1997
Gunnar Myrdal Prize, Ekonomisk Debatt, 1996
Associate Expert, Women and Gender Equality, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, 1994-1995