Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
University of Maryland
Matthew Staiger is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Maryland. His primary field is labor economics, with a particular interest in studying the role of families and households in determining outcomes related to economic mobility and inequality. His current work uses administrative data from the U.S. Census Bureau to study the effect of parental resources on the career paths of young workers. Prior to starting graduate school, Matthew worked in South Africa as a research fellow with the Economic Policy Research Institute.
- 2018, Parental resources and the career choices of young workers, $15,000