RESEARCH

WORKING PAPERS

"Maxed Out: The Human Capital Effects of Larger Student Loan Limits" (with Jeffrey Denning), Revised and Resubmitted to Journal of Human Resources. IZA Working Paper 12239. 

"Do Peers Influence Occupational Preferences? Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Peer Groups at West Point" (with Michael Kofoed), Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Public EconomicsLink to paper.

"The Effects of Financial Aid Loss on Student Persistence and Graduation: A Multi-Dimensional Regression Discontinuity Approach" (with Daniel KreismanRoss RubensteinCynthia Searcy, and Rachana Bhatt), Revise and Resubmit at Education Finance and Policy.

PUBLICATIONS

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

"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. 

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 and Paige Sims).

"The Graduate School Origins of Economics Faculty" (with Arielle Sloan). Preliminary Plot 1 and Plot 2.

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

"Peer Effects on Academic Achievement of First Generation College Students" (with Michael Kofoed).