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). Accepted at Quantitative Economics. [Published Version] (NBER working paper w25006)
  7. Genetic Endowments and Wealth Inequality (with Daniel Barth and Kevin Thom). Forthcoming at Journal of Political Economy. [pdf] (NBER working paper w24642)
  8. Teacher Expectations Matter (with Seth Gershenson and Kyungmin Kang). Forthcoming at 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). Conditionally Accepted at 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). Conditionally Accepted at Journal of Human Resources. [pdf] (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). Revise and Resubmit (Round 2) at Journal of Political Economy. [pdf] (NBER working paper w25602)

Submitted Papers

  1. The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers (with Seth Gershenson, Cassandra M. D. Hart and Constance A. Lindsay). [pdf] (NBER working paper w25254 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 10630)
  2. Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment (with Jorge Balat and Shaiza Qayyum). [pdf] (NBER working paper 24820)
  3. Genetic Endowments, Health Behaviors and Beliefs about Mortality (with Daniel Barth, Kevin Thom and Prerna Rakheja). (Draft available upon request from the authors)

Additional Working Papers / Work in Progress

  1. Rational Self-Medication (with Michael Darden). [pdf] (NBER working paper 25371)
  2. Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment (with Barton Hamilton, Andres Hincapie and Robert Miller). Submitted. [pdf] [Animated Appendix] (NBER working paper w24577)
  3. Mental Health, Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes (with Chris J. Cronin and Matthew Forsstrom). [pdf].
  4. Social Determinants of Health and the Value of Medical Innovation (with Barton Hamilton and Andres Hincapie). Draft in preparation.
  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]