Max Risch is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. His research addresses topics in public finance and labor economics. He uses novel administrative datasets to analyze the relationship between public policies and the distribution of income. One strand of his research investigates how firm-worker relationships mediate responses to tax policy and how public policies in turn influence the form of firm-worker relationships. See his 2019 paper Independent Contractors in the U.S.: New Trends from 15 years of Administrative Tax Data, co-authored with Katherine Lim, Alicia Miller, and Eleanor Wilking. Another strand of his research analyzes the role of tax evasion and tax enforcement for real and measured income inequality. He received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan.