Research Papers

Working Papers

The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States with Shai Bernstein, Abhisit Jiranaphawiboon, Tim McQuade, and Beatriz Pousada

Charles River Associates Award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, Western Finance Association Meetings 2019

Revision Requested, American Economic Review.  Draft: December 2022

Where is Standard of Living the Highest? Local Prices and the Geography of Consumption  with Enrico Moretti

Draft: December 2022

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

Draft: June 2020

Insurance without Commitment: Evidence from ACA Marketplaces with Michael Dickstein, Tim McQuade, and Petra Persson

Draft: March 2021

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

Draft: October 2017

Published Papers

Affordability of Owner-Occupied Housing Across US Cities  with William Diamond

Draft: January 2024. 2024 AEA Papers and Proceedings, forthcoming

Spatial Sorting and Inequality  with Cecile Gaubert

Annual Review of Economics, 2022

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

Review of Economic Studies, The Review of Economic Studies 88.5 2210-2238. 2021

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

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 134(4), 1793-1844. 2019

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

American Economic Review, 109(9), 3365-94. 2019

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

Journal of Political Economy, 127:3: 1063-1117. 2019   

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

A Contractarian CPI with Ariel Pakes

The Unequal Effects of Up-Zoning: Evidence from Cook County (with Zong Huang and Tim McQuade) 

Racial Differences in the Total Rate of Return on Owner-Occupied Housing with William Diamond

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