Texas A&M University Department of Economics
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 845-7302
Fax: (979) 847-8757
Applied Microeconomics including Labor Economics and the Economics
Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate
Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine (with
Cheng Cheng), Journal of Human Resources 2013, 48 (3):
(homicide data in Excel format)
(brief description of methodology)
Family Business or Social Problem? The Cost of Unreported
Domestic Violence (with Scott E. Carrell), Journal of Policy Analysis & Management
2012, 31 (4): 861-875
Is Poor Fitness Contagious?
Evidence from Randomly Assigned Friends (with Scott E.
Carrell and James West),
Journal of Public Economics
2011, 95 (7-8): 657-663 (pdf)
The Ticket to Easy Street?
The Financial Consequences of Winning the Lottery (with Scott
Hankins and Paige Marta Skiba), Review
of Economics and Statistics 2011, 93 (3): 961-969
Does Drinking Impair College Performance?
Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Approach (with
Scott E. Carrell and James West),
of Public Economics 2011, 95 (1-2): 54-62
Does High School Quality Matter?
Evidence from Admissions Data (with Daniel Berkowitz)
Economics of Education Review
2011, 30 (2): 280-288 (pdf)
Lucky in Life, Unlucky in Love?
The Effect of Random Income Shocks on Marriage and Divorce
(with Scott Hankins), Journal
of Human Resources 2011, 46 (2): 403-426 (pdf)
Externalities in the Classroom: How Children Exposed to Domestic
Violence Affect Everyone’s Kids (with Scott E. Carrell),
Journal: Applied Economics 2010, 2 (1): 211-228
The Effect of Attending the
Earnings: A Discontinuity-Based Approach,
Review of Economics and
Statistics 2009, 91 (4):
Bank Privatization, Finance, and Growth
(with Daniel Berkowitz and Koen Schoors)
How Do Households Respond to Increases in Fuel Economy?
Regression Discontinuity Evidence (with Jeremy West, Jonathan Meer,
and Steven L. Puller) (pdf)
When Should We Trust Weighted Least Squares Estimates? (with Cheng
- Are School Counselors a Cost-Effective Education Input? (with Scott
E. Carrell) (pdf)
Work in Progress
Racial Preference Formation (with Scott E.
Carrell and James West)
Illegal Immigration, State Law, and
Deterrence (with Sandra Orozco-Aleman)
Are Human Capital Decisions Made by Informed
Agents? Evidence from a Field Experiment (with Mark Rush)
ECON 604 - Public Economics II (graduate-level)