Research

PUBLICATIONS

“The Academic Origins of Economics Faculty” (with Arielle Sloan). Link to paper. Accepted, Journal of Economic Education.

“Changes in Parental Gender Preference in the United States: Evidence from 1850-2019” (with Matthew Millington and Joseph Price), 2023, Journal of Population Economics, 36:3057–3070. Link to paper.

“The Graduate School Origins of Finance Faculty” (with Haoyang Xiong), 2023, Journal of Empirical Finance, 71:88-103 Link to paper. See below for data.

“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), 2022, Education Finance and Policy, 17(2):206-231. Link to paper. Link to IZA Working Paper 13849.

“Maxed Out: The Human Capital Effects of Larger Student Loan Limits” (with Jeffrey Denning), 2021, Journal of Human Resources, 56(4):1113-1140. Link to paper. Link to IZA Working Paper 12239.

“College Credit on the Table? Advanced Placement Course and Exam Taking” (with Ishtiaque Fazlul and Jonathan Smith), 2021, Economics of Education Review, 84:102-155. Link to paper. Link to IZA Working Paper 14652.

“Do Peers Influence Occupational Preferences? Evidence from Randomly-Assigned Peer Groups at West Point” (with Michael Kofoed), 2020, Journal of Public Economics, 184:104-154. Link 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 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

“School and Crime” (with Ezra Karger). Link to IZA working paper.

“Parental and Student Time Use Around the Academic Year” (with Benjamin Cowan and Jeffrey Swigert). Link to paper. Also available as IZA working paper 16086 and NBER Working Paper 31177. Submitted.

“First Generation College Students and Peer Effects” (with Michael Kofoed). Link to IZA working paper. Submitted.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“The Effects of School and Non-school Resources on Student Outcomes” (with Ezra Karger, Sarah Komisarow, and Peter Nencka).

“The Full Costs of Children” (with Ezra Karger and Valerie Michelman).

BOOKS

“Quick Stata Tips.” Link to book and accompanying .do file.

OTHER WRITING

“Moms lose significant sleep and free time during kids’ school year, new study finds” (with Benjamin Cowan and Jeffrey Swigert), 2023. The Conversation. Link to article.

“Taking Advanced Placement Courses but Not the Exam” (with Ishtiaque Fazlul and Jonathan Smith), 2020. Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education, Georgia Policy Labs. Link to policy brief.

“Post-Secondary Financial Aid Foundational Report: 2013-14 to 2018-19,” 2020. Child and Family Policy Lab, Georgia Policy Labs. Link to paper.

DATA

Data for “The Graduate School Origins of Finance Faculty.” If you use the data, please cite our paper as well as John Hasselback, who compiled the data.