Alex Bartik is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Research Affiliate at the University of Chicago Poverty Lab at Urban Labs. His research interests include labor economics, public finance, and applied econometrics.  His research centers on understanding labor markets for low- and middle-wage workers and on discrimination and racial disparities in labor market outcomes. He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in...