Recent Working Papers:

  1. The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers (with Seth Gershenson, Cassandra M. D. Hart and Constance A. Lindsay). [pdf]
  2. Mental Health, Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes (with Chris J. Cronin and Matthew Forsstrom). [pdf].

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] Press coverage: [NPR], [VOX], [Brookings], [Science]
  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]
  6. The Right Stuff? Personality and Entrepreneurship (with Barton Hamilton and Nidhi Pande). Accepted at Quantitative Economics. [pdf]
  7. Genetic Endowments and Wealth Inequality (with Daniel Barth and Kevin Thom). Conditionally Accepted at Journal of Political Economy. [pdf]

Other Publications

  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]

Revise & Resubmit

  1. Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence (with Gwyn Pauley, Mardge Cohen, Tracey Wilson, Barton Hamilton and Robert Pollak). Resubmitted to Journal of Human Resources. [pdf]
  2. Genes, Education and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study (with Kevin Thom). Resubmitted to Journal of the European Economic Association. [pdf] Coverage: [Brookings Blog Post], [IZA Newsroom]
  3. 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)]
  4. Teacher Expectations Matter (with Seth Gershenson and Kyungmin Kang). Revise and Resubmit at Review of Economics and Statistics. [pdf] Press coverage: [IZA Newsroom] [Brookings Blog Post]

Submitted Papers

  1. Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Treatment (with Barton Hamilton, Andres Hincapie and Robert Miller). Submitted. [pdf] [Animated Appendix]

Additional Working Papers / Work in Progress

  1. Social Determinants of Health and the Value of Medical Innovation (with Barton Hamilton and Andres Hincapie). Draft in preparation.
  2. Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment (with Jorge Balat and Shaiza Qayyum). [pdf] [Appendix]
  3. Genetic Endowments, Health Behaviors and Beliefs about Mortality (with Daniel Barth, Kevin Thom and Prerna Rakheja). Draft in preparation.
  4. How Venture Capital Affects Innovation (with Barton Hamilton, Matthew Higgins and Matthew White). Draft in preparation.
  5. The Impact of Merit Awards on Non-Needy Student Matriculation (with Seth Gershenson and Raul Betancourt-Martinez). Draft in preparation.
  6. 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.