RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

"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.

"Are High-Quality PhD Programs at Universities Associated with More Undergraduate Students Pursuing PhD Study?" (with
Ronald Ehrenberg). NBER Working Paper 22372. Revised and resubmitted to Education Economics.

"Maxed Out: The Human Capital Effects of Larger Student Loan Limits" (with Jeffrey Denning). Submitted. Link to paper.

"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). Online Appendix.

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).

"First Generation Students and Peer Effects" (with Michael Kofoed).