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. Genetic Endowments and Wealth Inequality (with Daniel Barth and Kevin Thom). Journal of Political Economy. [pdf] (NBER working paper w24642)
  8. Teacher Expectations Matter (with Seth Gershenson and Kyungmin Kang). Review of Economics and Statistics. [pdf] [Appendix] (NBER working paper w25255)
  9. 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)
  10. Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence (with Gwyn Pauley, Mardge Cohen, Tracey Wilson, Barton Hamilton and Robert Pollak). Forthcoming at Journal of Human Resources. [pdf] [Appendix] (NBER working paper w22887)

Revise & Resubmit

  1. The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market (with Victor Ronda and Yu Zheng). Resubmitted to Journal of Political Economy [pdf] [Appendix] NBER working paper w25602)
  2. The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers (with Joshua Hyman, Seth Gershenson, Cassandra M. D. Hart and Constance A. Lindsay). Revise and Resubmit at American Economic Journal – Economic Policy. [pdf] (NBER working paper w25254 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 10630)
  3. Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment (with Barton Hamilton, Andres Hincapie and Robert Miller). Revise and Resubmit at International Economic Review. [pdf] [Animated Appendix] (NBER working paper w24577)
  4. Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Self-Protecting Behavior during the Covid-19 Pandemic (with Matthew V. Zahn, Michéle Belot, Eline van den Broek-Altenberg, Syngjoo Choi, Julian C. Jamison and Egon Tripodi). Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Population Economics [pdf]

Submitted Papers

  1. Rational Self-Medication (with Michael Darden). [pdf] (NBER working paper 25371)
  2. What Good Are Treatment Effects without Treatment? Mental Health and the Reluctance to Use Talk Therapy (with Christopher J. Cronin and Matthew Forsstrom). [pdf] (NBER working paper 27711)

Work in Progress

  1. Genetic Endowments, Income Dynamics and Wealth Accumulation over the Lifecycle (with Daniel Barth, Kevin Thom and Mateo Velásquez). Draft in preparation.
  2. Innovation and Health Disparities During an Epidemic: The Case of HIV
    (with Barton Hamilton, Andrés Hincapié and Emma Kalish). Draft in preparation.
  3. Using Subjective Beliefs Data to Characterize Heterogeneity: A Machine Learning Approach (with Daniel Barth, Prerna Rakheja and Kevin Thom). Draft in preparation.

  4. Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment (with Jorge Balat and Shaiza Qayyum). [pdf] (NBER working paper 24820)
  5. Instability during Adolescence and Post-Secondary Education Choices: Assessing the Role of Beliefs about Negative Shocks (with Stefanie DeLuca, Seth Gershenson and Andrew Gray). Draft in preparation.

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. 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]
  4. VOX EU
    1. Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence [Link]
    2. The Long-Run Effects of Same-Race Teachers [Link]