Working Papers

What Determines the Success of Housing Mobility Programs? with Hal Martin and Kristen Tauber

The Dynamics of the Racial Wealth Gap with Daniel Carroll and Eric Young

video of presentation

Opioids and the Labor Market with Kyle Fee and Mark Schweitzer

All Causes in the Model and in Reality

What Explains Neighborhood Sorting by Income and Race? with Daniel Carroll and Eric Young

  Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Urban Economics

Landlords and Access to Opportunity with Hal Martin and David Phillips

  Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Urban Economics


Evidence of Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity:

LATEs of Neighborhood Quality with Francisca G.-C. Richter

Review of Economics and Statistics   Vol. 102, No. 4 (2020).

What Is the Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff When Maintaining Wells in Rural Haiti?

World Bank Economic Review   Vol. 32, Issue 2 (2018), pp. 482-504.

Neighborhood Dynamics and the Distribution of Opportunity with Daniel Carroll

Quantitative Economics   Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2018), pp. 247-303.

Assessing the Evidence on Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity

Empirical Economics   Vol. 52, Issue 3 (2017), pp. 925-954. Special Issue on Program Evaluation.

Human Capital in the Inner City (Appendix)

Empirical Economics   Vol. 53, Issue 3 (2017), pp. 1125-1169.

Blowing It Up and Knocking It Down: The Local and Citywide Effects of

Demolishing High-Concentration Public Housing on Crime with Daniel Hartley

Journal of Urban Economics   Vol. 88 (2015), pp. 67-81.

When Should Children Start School?

Journal of Human Capital   Vol. 8, No. 4 (2014), pp. 481-536.

Redshirting, Compulsory Schooling Laws, and Educational Attainment

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics   Vol. 37, No. 2 (2012), pp. 316-338.

Resting Papers

Differences of Opinion

Evidence on the Production of Cognitive Achievement from Moving to Opportunity

Covariates and Causal Effects: The Problem of Context