Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
M.A. University of Toronto
B.A. University of Regina
Research interests: labor economics, employment discrimination, law and economics, urban economics, public economics, applied econometrics
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Patrick researches in three areas. First, he tries to quantify discrimination in labor markets. He is currently working on field experiments that quantify hiring discrimination faced by older workers and Indigenous Peoples.
Second, in addition to quantifying discrimination, he also studies if age and disability discrimination laws actually reduce employment discrimination. He is currently working on a project funded by the National Bureau of Economic Research that investigates how changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act have affected employment and earnings of individuals with disabilities.
Third, he studies how tax incentives for economic development affect where firms operate, using tax incentives for the film industry as a case study.
“Expanding Employment Discrimination Protections for Individuals
with Disabilities: Evidence from California,” forthcoming in Industrial
and Labor Relations Review.
Working versions of these (and other) papers can be found at http://www.patrickbutton.com/research
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