Public Health Efforts and the Decline in Urban Mortality (with D. Mark Anderson and Daniel Rees)
The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination (with Jonathan Guryan and Jessica Pan)
The Effect of Occupational Licensing on Consumer Welfare: Early Midwifery Laws and Maternal Mortality (with D. Mark Anderson, Ryan Brown and Daniel I. Rees) (under review)
Leisure Luxuries and the Labor Supply of Young Men (with Mark Aguiar, Mark Bils, and Erik Hurst ) (under review)
Recent and Selected Publications
Was the First Public Health Campaign Successful? The Tuberculosis Movement and Its Effect on Mortality (with D. Mark Anderson, Claudio Las Heras Olivares and Daniel Rees) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming
The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in US Employment (with Erik Hurst and Mariel Schwartz) (forthcoming 2018 NBER Macroeconomics Annual)
Housing Booms and Busts, Labor Market Opportunities, and College Attendance (with Erik Hurst and Matthew J. Notowidigdo) American Economic Review, forthcoming
Housing Booms, Manufacturing Decline, and Labor Market Outcomes (with Erik Hurst and Matthew J. Notowidigdo) Economic Journal, forthcoming
Disability Benefit Take-Up and Local Labor Market Conditions (with Yiming Li and Melvin Stephens, Jr.) Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming
Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940 (with Patrick Bayer) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 133(1). August 2018.
The Masking of the Decline in Manufacturing Employment by the Housing Bubble (with Erik Hurst and Matthew J. Notowidigdo) Journal of Economic Perspectives. Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 2016.
Studying Discrimination: Fundamental Challenges and Recent Progress (with Jonathan Guryan) Annual Review of Economics. Vol 3. September 2011.
Male Incarceration, the Marriage Market, and Female Outcomes (with Ming Ching Luoh) Review of Economics and Statistics. 92(3), August 2010.
Conspicuous Consumption and Race (with Erik Hurst and Nick Rousanov) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May, 2009. vol. 124(2)
A Cautionary Tale About the Use of Administrative Data: Evidence from Age of Marriage Laws (Online Appendix) (with Rebecca Blank, James Sallee Jr.) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2009. 1(2)
Local Labor Fluctuations and Health: Is there a Connection and for Whom (with Phil DeCicca) Journal of Health Economics 27(6) 2008.
Prejudice and Wages: An Empirical Assessment of Becker’s "The Economics of Discrimination'' (with Jonathan Guryan) Journal of Political Economy, October 2008, Vol. 116.
Relational Costs and the Production of Social Capital: Evidence from Car-Pooling (with Patrick Kline) Economic Journal , April 2006. 16 (511)
Can Family Caregiving Substitute for Nursing Home Care? (with Purvi Sevak) Journal of Health Economics, November 2005, 24(6),
Disability, Job Displacement and Divorce (with Melvin Stephens Jr.) Journal of Labor Economics, 22(2), 2004.
Is Retirement Depressing?: Labor Force Inactivity and Psychological Well Being in Later Life Research in Labor Economics, Volume 23, 2004
The Correlation of Wealth Across Generations (with Erik Hurst) Journal of Political Economy, 111(6), 2003.
Gender Differences in Completed Schooling (with Ming Ching Luoh) Review of Economics and Statistics, 85(3), 2003,
Accounting for the Black-White Wealth Gap: A Non-Parametric Approach (with Robert Barsky, John Bound, Joseph Lupton) Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol 97, September 2002
The Transition to Home Ownership and the Black-White Wealth Gap (with Erik Hurst) Review of Economics and Statistics, 84(2), May 2002