Ian has just finished his PhD in economics at the University of California-Irvine. 

Ian's research deals with the economics of discrimination. His research analyzes the causes and consequences of discrimination against marginalized groups in the labor market.  He has work studying discrimination against older worker, homosexuals, and women. His job market paper studied the relationship between prejudice against homosexuals and wage penalties for gay men in the United States.  In addition, Ian has been using both laboratory experiments and field experiments to obtain causal effects of discrimination.  He has conducted two large scale field experiences using the correspondence testing methodology to study discrimination against older workers. His laboratory experiment focused on how pay discrimination causes women to avoid majors in science, technology, engineering, and math. In the near future, his work will focus on how discrimination influences the choice of a college major for gay men and whether pay secrecy bans help reduce the wage penalties for marginalized workers. More information about Ian's research is found at www.ianburn.com.