|Texas A&M University
|Department of Economics
|3087 Allen Building
|College Station, TX 77843
|Phone: (979) 845-7302
|Fax: (979) 847-8757
Applied Microeconomics, including Labor Economics and the Economics
Are School Counselors an Effective Education Input? (with Scott E.
Carrell), Economics Letters 2014, 125(1): 66-69 (pdf)
Bank Privatization, Finance, and Growth (with Daniel Berkowitz and
Koen Schoors), Journal
of Development Economics 2014, 110: 93-106
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)
(illustration 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):
Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending (with Steven L.
Puller and Jeremy West) (pdf) (VoxEU
Vehicle Miles (Not) Traveled: Why Fuel Economy Requirements
Don't Increase Household Driving (with Jeremy West, Jonathan Meer,
and Steven L. Puller) (pdf)
Illegal Immigration, State Law, and
Deterrence (with Sandra Orozco-Aleman)
The Impact of Intergroup Contact on Racial Attitudes and Revealed
Preferences (with Scott E.
Carrell and James West) (pdf)
The Long-Run Effects of
Disruptive Peers (with Scott E. Carrell and Elira Kuka)
When Should We Trust Weighted Least Squares Estimates? (with Cheng
Cheng) (waiting on additional simulations - revised draft coming soon)
Work in Progress
Bounding the Electoral Impact of Voter
Identification Laws (with Vijetha Koppa)
Safer Cars or Safer Drivers? The Effect
of Vehicle Size on Passenger Safety (with Steven L. Puller and
Income Shocks and Domestic Violence (with