Maxwell Bullard is a third-year PhD student in the department of economics at Texas A&M University. He is an applied microeconomic and experimental economist, with a particular focus on child welfare topics. Currently, his current research examines the two-sided matching process of private child adoptions and how the process informs fundamental behavioral questions. Additionally, his research looks to identify causal mechanisms within the foster care system that can be used to help inform future policy. Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Master of Science in Applied Economics from Marquette University.