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Carlos M. Carvalho

Executive director, CEPA, University of Texas at Austin

Carlos M. Carvalho is the Executive Director at CEPA and Professor of Statistics at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the development of statistical and machine learning tools with applications to the social sciences, primarily in economics and finance. Dr. Carvalho has a B.Sc. in Economics from IBMEC Business School (Brazil) and Ph.D. in Statistics from Duke University.

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Paid sick leave will hurt the most vulnerable

Austin's recently passed ordinance requiring paid sick leave adds one more layer of difficulty for small- and medium-sized businesses. In a growing city with a young population, the creation and expansion of new, interesting, and innovative firms and even industries play an essential role in providing the needed job opportunities and services. Taking away the flexibility of such firms to determine their own mix of compensation when competing for workers inhibits this type of growth.