Research Papers

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: January 2019

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: March 2019

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

Accepted, Quarterly Journal of Economics

Draft: April 2019

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

Draft: October 2017


Published Papers

The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco with Tim McQuade and Franklin Qian

American Economic Review, forthcoming.

Who Wants Affordable Housing in their Backyard? An Equilibrium Analysis of Low Income Property Development with Tim McQuade

Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

Who Pays for Rent Control? Heterogeneous Landlord Response to San Francisco's Rent Control Expansion with Tim McQuade and Franklin Qian

AEA Papers and Proceedings,109: 377–380. 2019

Older Workers and the Gig Economy with Cody Cook and Paul Oyer

AEA Papers and Proceedings, 109: 372–376. 2019

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

The Effect of Foreclosures on Homeowners, Tenants, and Landlords with Adam Guren and Rose Tan

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 analysis from our original paper

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