Joseph Mullins is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario. His current research examines how the incentives of various government policies affect child development by shaping parental decision-making. He has recently studied the effect of federal anti-poverty initiatives in the US on the cognitive and behavioral outcomes of children, using data to determine how mothers respond to different labor supply incentives, and the relative importance of two key resources - time and money - in the developmental process. In a complementary series of studies, he uses empirical models of frictional labor markets to understand the effect of policy interventions, such as the minimum wage, on worker welfare and wage inequality.
University of Western Ontario