Michael Poyker

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. I am working under the supervision of Professor Joseph Stiglitz.

My research interests focus primarily on cultural norms and social justice. I am also AALIMS and INET affiliate.

I received Ph.D. at the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Co-Chairs Paola Giuliano and Romain Wacziarg), and M.A. in Economics at the New Economic School in Moscow.

Fields: Applied Microeconomics, Development Economics, Political Economy, Economic History.

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Economic Consequences of the U.S. Convict Labor System

Article | Mar 7, 2019

US counties with prison labor often have lower wage and employment growth

Economic Consequences of the U.S. Convict Labor System

Paper Working Paper Series | | Mar 2019

Prisoners employed in manufacturing constitute 4.2% of total U.S. manufacturing employment in 2005; they produce cheap goods, creating labor demand shock.