Research

Research Statement

Job Market Paper 2019-2020

My research focuses on my interest in the interplay between the labor market and macroeconomic conditions as it relates to the behavior of the United States economy before, during and after the Great Recession. 

Current Work

  • Part Time Employment for Economic Reasons
  • Marginal Attachment
  • Unemployment, Savings, and Consumption
  • Mismatch Unemployment
  • Redesigning Unemployment Insurance: Who to Target and How to Trigger

Future Work

  • Tracking Opioid Use Through Liquidation of Possessions: Utilization of Web Scraping and Parsing
  • The Impact of the Increase in Involuntary Part Time Employment for the Macroeconomy
  • Modelling Optimal Firm Behavior in the Age of Internet Job Search

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications- Published

Carattini, J. F., Dills, A. K., Mulholland, S. E., & Sederberg, R. B. (2012). Catholic schools, competition, and public school quality. Economics letters117(1), 334-336.

Dickens, W. T., Triest, R. K., & Sederberg, R. B. (2017). The changing consequences of unemployment for household finances. RSF.

Modestino, A., Sederberg, R., and Tuller, L. (2019) “Assessing the Effectiveness of Financial Coaching: Evidence from the Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative.” Journal of Consumer Affairs.

Peer Reviewed Publications- Currently Under Review

M. Burke, A. Modestino, S. Sadighi, R. Sederberg, and B. Taska. “No Longer Qualified? Changes in the Supply and Demand for Skills within Occupations.” First Draft: March 2017. Journal of Labour Economics

Peer Reviewed Publications- In Preparation for Submission

R. Sederberg. “The Not-so-marginal Marginally Attached.” First Draft: April 2018.

R. Sederberg. “Stuck in the Middle: The Impacts of Being Unemployed Part Time for Economic
Reasons.” First draft: December 2017.

Modestino, A. and Sederberg, R. 2018. “How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Academic Outcomes and for Whom?”

W. Dickens, R. Triest, and R. Sederberg. “Adaptations to Unemployment.”

Public Working Papers

M. Burke, A. Modestino, S. Sadighi, R. Sederberg, and B. Taska. “No Longer Qualified? Changes in the Supply and Demand for Skills within Occupations.” Federal Reserve Working Paper, Forthcoming.

Public Policy Reports and Briefs

Modestino, A., Sederberg, R., Tuller, L. 2016. “An Evaluation of the Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative: Baseline Report” Office of Financial Empowerment, City of Boston, May.

Modestino, A., Sederberg, R., Tuller, L. 2019. “An Evaluation of the Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative: Final Report.” Office of Financial Empowerment, City of Boston, May.

Modestino, A. and Sederberg, R. 2018. “Boston Works as One: An inclusive Approach to Building Boston’s Labor Force.” Office of Workforce Development, City of Boston, November (forthcoming).

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