RESEARCH


PUBLICATIONS

"Maxed Out: The Human Capital Effects of Larger Student Loan Limits" (with Jeffrey Denning), ForthcomingJournal of Human Resources. Link to paper. Link to IZA Working Paper 12239. 

"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), Forthcoming, Education Finance and Policy. Link to IZA Working Paper 13849

"Do Peers Influence Occupational Preferences? Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Peer Groups at West Point" (with Michael Kofoed), 2020, Journal of Public Economics184, 104154Link to paper.
 
"Are High-Quality PhD Programs at Universities Associated with More Undergraduate Students Pursuing PhD Study?" (with Ronald Ehrenberg), 2019, Education Economics, 27(5):451-471. Link to paper.

"Information and the Beauty Premium in Political Elections" (with Joe 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

"College Credit on the Table? Advanced Placement Course and Exam Taking" (with Ishtiaque Fazlul and Jonathan Smith). Revise and Resubmit at Economics of Education Review. Link to paper.

"Staying at the Top: The Graduate School Origins of Economics Faculty" (with Arielle Sloan). Link to EdWorkingPaper 20-324.


WORKS IN PROGRESS

"The Graduate School Origins of Faculty Across Disciplines" (with Will Davis and Haoyang Xiong).

"The Undergraduate Origins of Economics Faculty."

"Early Detection of Child Maltreatment and Georgia Pre-K" (with Rodrigo Aranda Balcazar and Thomas Goldring).

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

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

"Education and Longevity in Early 20th Century Mississippi" (with Kendall Kennedy and Joe Price). 

OTHER WRITING

"Post-Secondary Financial Aid Foundational Report: 2013-14 to 2018-19." Georgia Policy Labs, Georgia State University. Link to paper.