RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

"Are High-Quality PhD Programs at Universities Associated with More Undergraduate Students Pursuing PhD Study?" (with Ronald Ehrenberg), Forthcoming, Education Economics. 

"Information and the Beauty Premium in Political Elections" (with Joseph Price), 2017, Contemporary Economic Policy, 35: 677-683. Link to paper. Online appendix.

"SigTree: A Microbial Community Analysis Tool to Identify and Visualize Significantly Responsive Branches in a Phylogenetic Tree" (with John Stevens, Michael Lefevre, Balasubramanian Ganesan, and Bart Weimer), 2017, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 15:372-376. Link to paper. 

WORKING PAPERS

"Do Peers Influence Occupational Preferences? Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Peer Groups at West Point" (with Michael Kofoed). Revisions requested by Journal of Public Economics. Link to paper.

"Maxed Out: The Human Capital Effects of Larger Student Loan Limits" (with Jeffrey Denning). IZA Working Paper 12239. Submitted.

"The Effects of Financial Aid Loss on Student Persistence and Graduation: A Multi-Dimensional Regression Discontinuity Approach" (with Daniel Kreisman, Ross Rubenstein, Cynthia Searcy, and Rachana Bhatt). Submitted.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

"The Effect of a College Summer Program on Outcomes of At-Risk Students: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design" (with Ross Rubenstein).

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Changes in Parental Gender Preference in the United States: Evidence from 1830-1940" (with Matthew Millington and Joseph Price).