“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), Journal of Human Resources, 2021, 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, Volume 84, 102155. 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, 104154. 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 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.


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

“The Graduate School Origins of Finance Faculty” (with Haoyang Xiong*). Revised and resubmitted to Journal of Empirical Finance.

“The Roads More Traveled: B.A.-Ph.D.-Professor Pipelines in Economics” (with Arielle Sloan). Link to paper. Prior version also available as IZA Working Paper 14965. Submitted.

“Changes in Parental Gender Preference in the United States: Evidence from 1850-1940” (with Matthew Millington* and Joseph Price). Link to paper. Submitted.


“Occupational Licensing and Teacher Quality” (with Bobby Chung).

“Does Education Reduce Mortality? Evidence from College Establishments” (with Michael Andrews, Joseph Price, and Lauren Russell).

“Education in Early 20th Century Mississippi” (with Kendall Kennedy and Joseph Price).

“First Generation College Students and Peer Effects” (with Michael Kofoed).


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

“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.

*Student coauthor (as of beginning of project).