Assistant Professor of Economics
Michigan State University
Emilie Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Michigan State University. Her research is in the fields of public and labor economics and her recent work uses U.S. tax data to explore the implications of the recent growth in gig employment opportunities (e.g. Uber, Lyft, TaskRabbit, etc.) for individuals facing unemployment shocks. She quantifies the take-up of gig work during unemployment and evaluates the ability to smooth income in the short run. Furthermore, she evaluates the long-run implications for workers’ labor supply, skill acquisition, and earnings trajectories.