Fields: Labor Economics, Empirical Microeconomics


  • "Students' Heterogeneous Preferences and the Uneven Spatial Distribution of Colleges"(with Junjie Guo, Adam Smith and Alan Sorensen), Journal of Monetary Economics, 2022, 129, 49-64. paper , appendix

  • "Wandering Astray: Teenagers' Choices of Schooling and Crime" (with Nicolas Grau and Jorge Rivera), Quantitative Economics, 2022, 13 (2): 387–424. paper , appendix

  • "Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism vs. Its Alternatives" (with Caterina Calsamiglia and Maia Guell), Journal of Political Economy. 2020, 128 (2): 642-680. Paper, Online Appendix

  • "Estimation of an Equilibrium Model with Externalities: Post-Disaster Neighborhood Rebuilding" (with Jesse Gregory), Econometrica, 2019, 87 (2): 387-421. pdf

  • "Structural Estimation of a Becker-Ehrlich Equilibrium Model of Crime: Allocating Police across Cities to Reduce Crime" (with Kenneth Wolpin), Review of Economic Studies, 2018, 85 (4): 2097-2138. pdf

  • "Ability Tracking, School and Parental Effort, and Student Achievement: A Structural Model and Estimation" (with Nirav Mehta), Journal of Labor Economics, 2018, 36 (4): 923-979. pdf

  • "College-Major Choice to College-Then-Major Choice" (with Paola Bordon), Review of Economic Studies , 2015, 82 (4): 1247-1288 pdf

  • "Equilibrium Tuition, Applications, Admissions and Enrollment in the College Market" Journal of Political Economy , 2014, 122(2): 225-281 pdf

  • "Training, Search and Wage Dynamics", Review of Economic Dynamics, 2011, 14(4): 650-666 paper Online Appendix

  • "Assumptions Matter: Model Uncertainty and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment" (with Steven Durlauf and Salvador Navarro), American Economic Review: P&P, 2012, 102(3): 487-492 pdf

  • "Capital Punishment and Deterrence: Understanding Disparate Results" (with Steven Durlauf and Salvador Navarro), Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2013, 29(1): 103-121 pdf

    Working Papers

  • "Equilibrium in the Market for Public School Teachers: District Wage Strategies and Teacher Comparative Advantage" (with Barbara Biasi and John Stromme) paper, appendix R&R at Journal of Political Economy

  • "Government Expenditure on the Public Education System" (with Shoya Ishimaru and John Kennan) paper, appendix

  • "Interaction of the Labor Market and the Health Insurance System: Employer-Sponsored, Individual, and Public Insurance" (with Naoki Aizawa), paper, appendix. R&R at Journal of Labor Economics

  • "College Loans and Post-Schooling Skill Accumulation" (with Luke Lin and Atsuko Tanaka) pdf , R&R at International Economic Review

  • "Competition and the Cannibalization of College Quality" (with Paola Bordon, Ana Gazmuri and Jean-Francois Houde) pdf

    Work in Progress

  • "Information Friction and Teachers' Labor Market" (with Mark Colas)

  • "College Financial Aid Policies" (with Emily Cook and John Stromme)

  • "The Supply of Teachers and Students' Achievement" (with Jane Liu, Chris Taber and Matt Wiswall)