Dr. Moulton received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis and works in the fields of public and labor economics. His research primarily utilizes public policy shocks as “natural experiments” to investigate labor market outcomes, retirement decision-making, and the intergenerational transmission of wealth and education. He teaches graduate courses in microeconomic theory (PLCY 789) and econometrics (PLCY/HPM 882) as well as undergraduate courses in statistics (PLCY 460) and public finance (PLCY 527).
He is currently working on papers that investigate the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on labor force participation and consumption decisions, whether men and women sort on education when making marriage decisions using the World War II G.I. Bill as a shock to education, whether parents pass late-life income shocks to their children, and the determinants of entry into self-employment.