Dr. Sanders' research focuses on labor economics, with an emphasis on empirical analysis of worker skills and the interactions of skills with job requirements. Specific labor market contexts considered in Dr. Sanders' work include immigrant experiences in the US labor market, the respective importance of math and reading skills in earnings, and the racial wage gap. His teaching experience includes both undergraduate and graduate level classes in Econometrics and Microeconomics.
Before joining Indiana University Bloomington, Dr. Sanders was Assistant Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. He also held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Sanders obtained his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an A.B. in Economics from the University of Chicago.