Intellectual Property Rights, Professional Business Services and Top Wage Inequality

Funded Research Proposal

High skill labor demand is infrequent but firms cannot adjust perfectly due to several adjustment costs. Professional Business Service Firms help alleviate this problem by allowing high skill labor to move across firms, reducing idiosyncratic part of labor demand risk. Read More

The Effects of Proprietary Information on Corporate Disclosure and Transparency: Evidence from Trade Secrets

Working Papers

I examine the effects of proprietary information on corporate transparency and voluntary disclosure. To do so, I develop and validate two distinct measures of firms’ reliance on trade secrecy: one based on 10-K disclosures and one based on subsequent litigation outcomes. Read More