Recent Working Papers:

  1. The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers (with Seth Gershenson, Cassandra M. D. Hart and Constance A. Lindsay) [pdf] [IZA Discussion Paper No. 10630]
  2. Teacher Expectations Matter (with Seth Gershenson and Kyungmin Kang, submitted). [pdf] [IZA Discussion Paper No. 10165] Press coverage: [IZA Newsroom] [Brookings Blog Post]
  3. Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment (with Barton Hamilton, Andres Hincapie and Robert Miller). [pdf] [Animated Appendix]
  4. Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment (with Jorge Balat and Shaiza Qayyum). [pdf].
  5. Mental Health, Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes (with Chris J. Cronin and Matthew Forsstrom). [pdf].

In Press / Forthcoming / 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] Press coverage: [NPR], [VOX], [Brookings], [Science]
  3. Why Medical Innovation is Valuable: Health, Human Capital and the Labor Market. Quantitative Economics. [Published version] Coverage: [Microeconomic Insights]
  4. Entertaining Malthus: Bread, Circuses and Economic Growth (with Lemin Wu, Rohan Dutta and David Levine). Forthcoming at Economic Inquiry. [pdf]

Other Publications

  1. The Power of Teacher Expectations: How Racial Bias Hinders Student Attainment (with Seth Gershenson). Education Next. [Link]

Revise & Resubmit:

  1. Genetic Ability, Wealth and Financial Decision-Making (with Daniel Barth and Kevin Thom). Revise and resubmit at Journal of Political Economy  [pdf] [IZA Discussion Paper No. 10567]
  2. Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence (with Gwyn Pauley, Mardge Cohen, Tracey Wilson, Barton Hamilton and Robert Pollak). Revise and resubmit at Journal of Human Resources. [pdf] [NBER Working Paper No. 22887]
  3. The Right Stuff? Personality and Entrepreneurship (with Barton Hamilton and Nidhi Pande). Revise and resubmit at Quantitative Economics. [pdf]
  4. Genes, Education and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study (with Kevin Thom). Revise and resubmit at Journal of the European Economic Association. [pdf] Coverage: [Brookings Blog Post], [IZA Newsroom]
  5. The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market (with Victor Ronda and Yu Zheng). Revise and resubmit at Journal of Political Economy [pdf] [Appendix] Press coverage:  [Brookings Blog Posts 1 & 2] [FAZ (in German)]

Additional Working Papers / Work in Progress

  1. We Should Totally Open a Restaurant: How Optimism and Overconfidence Affect Beliefs (with Stephanie A. Heger). [pdf] [Appendix]
  2. Mental Health, Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes (with Chris Cronin and Matthew Forsstrom).
  3. How Venture Capital Affects Innovation (with Barton Hamilton, Matthew Higgins and Matthew White). Draft in preparation.