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Interests: Labor Economics, Urban Economics, Public Economics

Working Papers

The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States with Shai Bernstein, Tim McQuade, and Beatriz Pousada
Draft: November 2018

Take-Up, Drop-Out, and Spending in ACA Marketplaces with Michael Dickstein, Tim McQuade, and Petra Persson
Draft: May 2018

The Gender Earnings Gap in the Gig Economy: Evidence from over a Million Rideshare Drivers with Cody Cook, Jonathan Hall, John List, and Paul Oyer
Draft: June 2018

The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco with Tim McQuade and Franklin Qian
Revision Requested, American Economic Review
Draft: August 2018

Food Deserts and the Causes of Nutritional Inequality with Hunt Allcott, Jean-Pierre Dubé, Jessie Handbury, Ilya Rahkovsky, and Molly Schnell
Draft: November 2018

The Long-term Consequences of Teacher Discretion in Grading of High-Stakes Tests with Petra Persson
Draft: October 2017

Published Papers

Who Wants Affordable Housing in their Backyard? An Equilibrium Analysis of Low Income Property Development with Tim McQuade
Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

Housing Supply Elasticity and Rent Extraction by State and Local Governments
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 9(1): 74-111. 2017.

The Determinants and Welfare Implications of US Workers' Diverging Location Choices by Skill: 1980-2000
American Economic Review, 106(3): 479-524. 2016. (Lead article)

Clustering, Spatial Correlations and Randomization Inference with Thomas Barrios, Guido W. Imbens, and Michal Kolesár. Journal of the American Statistical Association 107(498), 578-591, 2012.


Work in Progress

The Geography of Consumption Inequality with Enrico Moretti

Who Benefits from Rent Control? The Equilibrium Consequences of San Francisco's Rent Control Expansion with Tim McQuade and Franklin Qian. Subsumes the structural model analyis from our original paper

The Assimilation of Hispanics: Evidence from Retail Consumption with Kathryn Shaw and Francine Lafontaine