Research

Publications



Why Has Urban Inequality Increased?” (joint with Nathaniel Baum-Snow and Ronni Pavan), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming.
 ▸ Working Paper Version
 ▸ Mathematical Appendix
 ▸ CityLab Article

Immigration, Employment Opportunities, and Criminal Behavior” (joint with Emily Owens and Sarah Bohn), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming.
 ▸ Working Paper Version
 ▸ Wharton Public Policy Issue Brief

Persistence in Industrial Policy Impacts: Evidence from Depression-Era Mississippi.” Journal of Urban Economics, 2017, 102: 34-51.
 ▸ Working Paper Version
 ▸ LSE USAPP Blog Post
 ▸ NYU’s The Stoop Blog Post

Your Friends and Neighbors: Localized Economic Development and Criminal Activity” (joint with Emily Owens), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2016, 98: 233-253.

The Urban Density Premium across Establishments” (joint with Jason Faberman), Journal of Urban Economics, 2016, 93: 71-84.

Low-Income Housing Development, Poverty Concentration, and Neighborhood Inequality” (joint with Tamara McGavock), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2015, 34: 805-834.
 ▸ JPAM Featured Article

Who Benefits from Environmental Regulation? Evidence from the Clean Air Act Amendments” (joint with Antonio Bento and Corey Lang), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 97: 610–622.

Place-Based Programs and the Geographic Dispersion of Employment.” Regional Science & Urban Economics, 2015, 53: 1-19.

The Criminal Justice Response to Policy Interventions: Evidence from Immigration Reform” (joint with Sarah Bohn and Emily Owens), American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 2015, 105: 215-219.

Agency and Compensation: Evidence from the Hotel Industry” (joint with Renata Kosová), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2014, 30(1): 72-103.

Targeted Business Incentives and Local Labor Markets.” Journal of Human Resources, 2013, 48: 311-344.

Teaching New Markets Old Tricks: The Effects of Subsidized Investment on Low-Income Neighborhoods.” Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96: 1000-1014.

Decomposing the Sources of Earnings Inequality: Assessing the Role of Reallocation” (joint with Fredrik Andersson, Elizabeth Davis, Julia Lane, Brian McCall, and Kristin Sandusky), Industrial Relations, 2012, 51: 779-810.

Agglomeration, Product Heterogeneity, and Firm Entry” (joint with Renata Kosová), Journal of Economic Geography, 2012, 12: 601-626.

Low-Income Housing Development and Crime” (joint with Emily Owens), Journal of Urban Economics, 2011, 70: 115-131.

Reaching for the Stars: Who Pays for Talent in Innovative Industries?” (joint with Fredrik Andersson, John Haltiwanger, Julia Lane, and Kathryn Shaw), Economic Journal, 2009, 119: F308-332.

Product Market Competition and Human Resource Practices in the Retail Food Sector” (joint with Elizabeth Davis, Julia Lane, Brian McCall, Nicole Nestoriak, and Timothy Park), Industrial Relations, 2009, 48(2): 350-371.

Job Hopping, Earnings Dynamics, and Industrial Agglomeration in the Software Publishing Industry.” Journal of Urban Economics, 2008, 64: 590-600.

Supermarket Human Resource Practices and Competition from Mass Merchandisers” (joint with Elizabeth Davis, Julia Lane, Brian McCall, Nicole Nestoriak, and Timothy Park), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2006, 88(5): 1289-1295.

 

Working Papers



Is Your Lawyer a Lemon? Incentives and Selection in the Public Provision of Criminal Defense” (joint with Amanda Agan and Emily Owens). Princeton Industrial Relations Section Working Paper No. 613.

Supply-Side Subsidies to Improve Food Access and Dietary Outcomes” (joint with Annemarie Kuhns). UCI Economics Working Paper No. 17-18-04. Revisions requested.

 

Work in Progress



“Subsidized Housing Investment, Neighborhood Interactions, and Local Amenities: Evidence from a Tax Credit Lottery” (joint with Wyatt Clarke).

“‘Bad Men Make Good Roads’: Convict Labor and Transportation Infrastructure in the U.S.” (joint with Emily Owens).

 

Technical Papers and Other Work



Past Work Experience and Earnings Trajectories of Single Mothers” (joint with Fredrik Andersson, Julia Lane, and Susan Hauan), Study Commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012.

Lost Jobs and Health Insurance: An Analysis of the Impact of Employment Volatility on Firm-Provided Health Insurance Coverage” (joint with Fredrik Andersson, Iben Bolvig, and Julia Lane), Applied Economics, 2011, 43(23): 3051-3073.

New Approaches to Creating Data for Economic Geographers” (joint with Julia Lane and Marc Roemer), Journal of Official Statistics, 2008, 24(1): 133-156.

LEHD OnTheMap Technical Documentation” (joint with Fredrik Andersson, Marc Roemer, and Lars Vilhuber), U.S. Census Bureau, LEHD Technical Paper DATA-OTM-2.0.3, 2008.