💥 Some New Working Papers 💥

  1. Genetic Endowments, Income Dynamics and Wealth Accumulation over the Lifecycle (with Daniel Barth, Kevin Thom and Mateo Velásquez-Giraldo). [pdf]
  2. Who Protests, What Do They Protest, and Why? (with Erica Chenoweth, Barton H. Hamilton, Hedwig Lee, Stephen P. Roll and Matthew V. Zahn). [pdf] (NBER working paper w29987)
  3. “When Anything Can Happen”: Anticipated Adversity and Post-Secondary Decision-Making (with Stefanie DeLuca, Joseph Boselovic, Seth Gershenson, Andrew Gray, Kiara M. Nerenberg, Jasmine Sausedo and Allison Young). [pdf] (NBER working paper w29472)

In Press / Forthcoming / Conditionally Accepted / Published Journal Articles:

  1. Health, Risky Behavior and the Value of Medical Innovation for Infectious Disease (with Tat Chan and Barton Hamilton). Review of Economic Studies. [pdf] [Published version]
  2. Who Believes in Me? The Effect of Student-Teacher Demographic Match on Teacher Expectations (with Seth Gershenson and Stephen B. Holt). Economics of Education Review. [IZA Discussion Paper No. 9202] [Published version]
  3. Why Medical Innovation is Valuable: Health, Human Capital and the Labor Market. Quantitative Economics. (Lead Article). [Published version]
  4. Entertaining Malthus: Bread, Circuses and Economic Growth (with Lemin Wu, Rohan Dutta and David Levine). Economic Inquiry. [pdf] [Published Version]
  5. We Should Totally Open a Restaurant: How Optimism and Overconfidence Affect Beliefs (with Stephanie A. Heger). Journal of Economic Psychology. [pdf] [Appendix] [Published version]
  6. The Right Stuff? Personality and Entrepreneurship (with Barton Hamilton and Nidhi Pande). Quantitative Economics. [Published Version] (NBER working paper w25006)
  7. Genes, Education and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study (with Kevin Thom). Journal of the European Economic Association. [pdf] (NBER working paper w25114)
  8. Genetic Endowments and Wealth Inequality (with Daniel Barth and Kevin Thom). Journal of Political Economy. [pdf] (NBER working paper w24642)
  9. Teacher Expectations Matter (with Seth Gershenson and Kyungmin Kang). Review of Economics and Statistics. [pdf] [Appendix] (NBER working paper w25255)
  10. Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Self-Protecting Behavior during the Covid-19 Pandemic (with Matthew V. Zahn, Michèle Belot, Eline van den Broek-Altenberg, Syngjoo Choi, Julian C. Jamison and Egon Tripodi). Journal of Population Economics [pdf] (NBER working paper w27378)
  11. Unequal Consequences of Covid 19: Representative Evidence from Six Countries (with Michèle Belot, Syngjoo Choi, Egon Tripodi, Eline van den Broek-Altenburg and Julian Jamison). Review of Economics of the Household [pdf]
  12. Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment (with Barton Hamilton, Andres Hincapie and Robert Miller). International Economic Review. [pdf] [Animated Appendix] (NBER working paper w24577)
  13. Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence (with Gwyn Pauley, Mardge Cohen, Tracey Wilson, Barton Hamilton and Robert Pollak). Journal of Human Resources. [pdf] [Appendix] (NBER working paper w22887)
  14. Modeling to Inform Economy-Wide Pandemic Policy: Bringing Epidemiologists and Economists Together (with Michael Darden, David Dowdy, Lauren Gardner, Barton H. Hamilton, Karen Kopecky, Melissa Marx, Daniel Polsky, Kimberly Powers, Elizabeth Stuart and Matthew Zahn). Health Economics (Perspectives) [pdf]
  15. The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers (with Joshua Hyman, Seth Gershenson, Cassandra M. D. Hart and Constance A. Lindsay). American Economic Journal – Economic Policy. [pdf] (NBER working paper w25254 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 10630)

Revise & Resubmit

  1. What Good Are Treatment Effects without Treatment? Mental Health and the Reluctance to Use Talk Therapy (with Christopher J. Cronin and Matthew Forsstrom). Revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies. [pdf] (NBER working paper 27711)

Submitted Papers

  1. Rational Self-Medication (with Michael Darden). [pdf] (NBER working paper 25371)
  2. Medical Innovation and Health Disparities (with Barton Hamilton, Andrés Hincapié and Emma Kalish). [pdf]

Work in Progress

  1. Using Subjective Beliefs Data to Characterize Heterogeneity: A Machine Learning Approach (with Daniel Barth, Prerna Rakheja, Kevin Thom and Mateo Velásquez). Draft in preparation.
  2. Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment (with Jorge Balat and Shaiza Qayyum). [pdf] (NBER working paper 24820)
  3. “I Might Not Even Make It to the Future”: Negative Shocks and Post-Secondary Decision-Making among Disadvantaged African American Youth (with Stefanie DeLuca, Joseph Boselovic and Jasmine Saucedo). Draft in preparation.
  4. The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market (with Victor Ronda and Yu Zheng). [pdf] [Appendix] (NBER working paper w25602)

Other Publications, Non-Technical Summaries and Blog Posts

  1. The Power of Teacher Expectations: How Racial Bias Hinders Student Attainment (with Seth Gershenson). Education Next. [Link]
  2. Medical Innovation and the Labor Market: The Importance of Reducing Side Effects. Microeconomic Insights. [Link]
  3. Six-Country Survey on Covid-19 (with Michèle Belot, Syngjoo Choi, Julian C. Jamison, Egon Tripodi and Eline van den Broek-Altenberg). Covid Economics [link (paper) ] [link (data)]
  4. Brookings Blog Posts
    1. Do Teacher Expectations Matter? (with Seth Gershenson). [Link]
    2. What Genetic Information Can Tell Us about Economic Inequality (with Kevin Thom). [Link]
    3. The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: How Misbehavior in School Pays Off for some Kids. [Link]
    4. Don’t Grade Schools on Character Skills. [Link]
  5. Covid-Related JHU Blog Posts
    1. The Unequal Costs of Social Distancing (with Emma Kalish and Stefanie DeLuca) [link]
    2. Economists and Epidemiologists: Not at Odds, but in Agreement [link]
  6. VOX EU
    1. Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence [Link]
    2. The Long-Run Effects of Same-Race Teachers [Link]