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Gary Lin Cornell University Applied Economics and Management 438 Warren Hall Ithaca, NY 14850

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(917) 903-6662

Fields Primary: Labor, International Trade Secondary: Public, Education

Education Ph.D. Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Expected 2019 B.A. Economics, Summa cum Laude, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, 2012

Work in Progress “The Effects of Manufacturing Decline on Young Adults” Mounting evidence suggests that the acceleration in de-industrialization and globalization in the last two decades have increasingly played an important role in shaping the U.S. economy. Over the same period, the structure of U.S. postsecondary education has also undergone dramatic changes, marked by rising tuition and fees at public colleges and universities and slow growth in educational attainment rates. Using a local labor market approach, I exploit the spatial variation in pre-shock industrial structure and a change in U.S. trade-policy as plausibly exogenous variations to identify the impact of trade-induced manufacturing decline on young adults. First, I examine how trade-induced manufacturing decline in early 2000s impacts the postsecondary education outcomes of young adults, including college enrollment, completion, and program and major choice. Second, I document the relationship between manufacturing decline and various other channels of adjustment, including employment, fertility and family formation, government program participation, and geographic and labor market mobility. Finally, I construct an index for young adults aged 25 to examine how manufacturing decline has impacted their overall economic self-sufficiency as they enter prime working-age. “Distributional Impact of High-Skilled Immigration: a Task-based Approach” A growing literature documents the importance of high-skilled immigrants to the U.S. economy, and yet we still do not fully understand the distributional impact of their inflow on native-born workers. This paper utilizes a task-based approach to examine the impact of high-skilled immigration on local labor markets. The empirical strategy exploits a prominent U.S. immigration policy—the Immigration Act of 1990—as a plausibly exogenous shock in the supply of high-skilled immigrant workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations between 1990 and 2010. I find that a supply shock of high-skilled immigrants in STEM-related fields crowds out native workers in similar occupations and moves them down the occupational ladder. In addition, I find suggestive evidence that remaining natives in high-skilled occupations experience relative wage gains. Together, these results imply that high-skilled


immigration may have attenuated the employment polarization effects of the advancements in information and communication technologies. Lastly, I find suggestive evidence that high-skilled immigration contributes to the polarization of native wages. “Heterogeneity and Charitable Fund-raising” This paper makes a simple extension to the model developed in Name-Correa and Yildirim (2013) to investigate the relationship between optimal charitable fund-raising behavior and donor heterogeneity. In a stylized model, a single charity strategically solicits donors to make non-negative contributions to the provision of a public good. In equilibrium, the level of public good generated by the optimal set of donors is a function of their aggregate income, ideological bias, and ideological diversity. Next, I extend the model to examine optimal fund-raising behavior under different assumptions about the objectives of the charity.

Employment Price Analysis (undergraduate, Cornell course AEM 4150) Teaching Assistant to Harry Kaiser, Fall 2017 Research Methods in International Development (undergraduate/graduate, Cornell course AEM 3390/6390) Teaching Assistant to Arnab Basu, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018 Resource Economics (undergraduate, Cornell course AEM 4500) Teaching Assistant to Arthur Small, Fall 2015 Computational Methods for Economics and Management (undergraduate, Cornell course AEM 4120) Teaching Assistant to Carla Gomes, Fall 2014 International Trade and Finance (undergraduate, Cornell course AEM 2230) Teaching Assistant to David R. Lee, Spring 2014

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistance, 2016 Cornell Fellowship, 2014–2018

Conferences and Seminars 2018: Dyson Graduate Student Seminar, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (presenter); Labor Work in Progress, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (presenter); Global Markets, Enterprises and Development Research Day, SC Johnson College of Business (presenter) 2017: Midwest International Trade, University of Kentucky, KY (presenter); Labor Work in Progress, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (presenter) 2016: Association of Environmental & Resource Economists, Breckenridge, CO (attendee) 2015: Midwest International Trade, University of Rochester, NY (attendee)


Affiliations Special Sworn Status (U.S. Census)


References Nancy Chau (co-chair) Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Management Cornell University 201-A Warren Hall Ithaca, NY, 14853 T (607) 255-4463 B

Ravi Kanbur (chair) Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Management Professor, Department of Economics Cornell University 301-J Warren Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-7801 T (607) 255-7966 B Michael Lovenheim Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management Cornell University 102 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall Ithaca, New York T 607-255-0705 B

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