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

“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 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.


“The Academic Origins of Economics Faculty” (with Arielle Sloan). Link to paper. Prior version also available as IZA Working Paper 14965. Revised and resubmitted to Journal of Economic Education.

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

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


“Teenage Traffic Accidents and Fatalities Around the Academic Year” (with Kendall Kennedy).

“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.


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.

*Student coauthor (as of beginning of project).