Economics Publications


"Do Foreign Aid Donors Reward Recipients for Gender Equality?" with Beatriz Maldonado
Applied Economics Letters (2019) April
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"Decomposing culture: An analysis of gender, language, and labor supply in the household" with Victor Gay, Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, and Amir Shoham
Review of Economics of the Household (2018) Volume 16, Issue 4, December, pp 879–909
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"Is There Adaptation to Predictable Climate Change Along the Temperature-Conflict Nexus? Evidence from the El Niño Southern Oscillation" with Beatriz Maldonado
Applied Economics Letters (2018) August, pp. 893-897
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"Identity, Patronage, and Redistribution: Economic Inequality in Bolivia under Evo Morales"
with Beatriz Maldonado, Brian Piper, and Alejandra Rios
Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy (2018), Vol. 1(1) July, pp. 26-41
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"Women as Policy Makers and Donors: Female Legislators and Foreign Aid" with Joan Hamory Hicks and Beatriz Maldonado
European Journal of Political Economy (2016) Vol. 41, pp. 46–60
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"Marriage Market Matching and Conspicuous Consumption in China" with Kevin Grier and Weici Yuan
Economic Inquiry (2016) Vol. 54(2), pp. 1251-1262
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"Consumption Volatility, Marketization, and Expenditure in an Emerging Market Economy"
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (2015) Vol. 7(2), April, pp. 95-123
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"Does Mother Tongue make for Women's Work? Linguistics, Household Labor, and Gender Identity" with Estefania Santacreu-Vasut and Amir Shoham
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2015) Vol. 110, February, pp. 19–44
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"Are Female Politicians More Responsive to International Crises?" with Joan Hamory Hicks and Beatriz Maldonado
Applied Economics Letters (2015) Vol. 22, Issue 6
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"Jealous of the Joneses: Conspicuous Consumption, Inequality, and Crime" with Joan Hamory Hicks
Oxford Economic Papers (2014), Vol. 66 (4), October, pp. 1090-1120
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"War and the Political Zeitgeist: Evidence from the History of Female Suffrage"
European Journal of Political Economy (2013), Vol. 31, September, pp. 60-81
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“The Impact of Quality and Pricing Decisions for New Product Generations on the Secondary Market” with Yifei Ding and Jiandong Ju
Pacific Economic Review (2016)
Previously circulated as: “Competing With Your Own Products: Endogenous Planned Obsolescence in the Video Game Industry” (2013)
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"How Responsive is Higher Education? The Linkages between Higher Education and the Labour Market" with Ashok Bardhan and Dwight Jaffee
Applied Economics (2013), Vol. 45 (10), pp. 1239-1256
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Interdisciplinary Publications


"Migration As A Window Into The Coevolution Between Language And Behavior." with Victor Gay and Estefania Santacreu-Vasut
In The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (2016)
S.G. Roberts, C. Cuskley, L. McCrohon, L. Barceló-Coblijn, O. Feher & T. Verhoef (eds.)
Abstract | Book Link | Article PDF

"Language and Gender Roles among Immigrants to the US: A Historical Perspective" with Victor Gay and Estefania Santacreu-Vasut
In: Studi di Genere: Il Mondo Femminile in un Percorso Interdisciplinare (2016)
Edicusano, Roma, P. Paoloni (ed)
Abstract | Article PDF (7-7-2016) | Appendix

"Forecasting, Real Estate, and the Media" with Ashok Bardhan, Cynthia Kroll, and Tiffany Yu
Wharton Real Estate Review (2011) Vol. 15(1)
Article Link
Previously circulated as: "The Past as Prologue? Business Cycles and Forecasting since the 1960s" UC Berkeley Fisher Center
Longer Working Paper Version


Working Papers


"Air Pollution and Pro-Cyclical Mortality: Causal Evidence from Thermal Inversions" with Patrick Marsh and Paulina Oliva
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"Saved: The Observance of Lent and Drunk Driving Fatalities in the U.S."
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"Thanks Dad: New Evidence on Son Preference among Immigrant Households in the U.S." with Huiqiong Duan
Under Review
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"The Right to Work and to Live: The Implications of India’s NREGS Program for Missing Women" with Trupti Chaure
Under Review
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"Climate Change and Civil Unrest: Evidence from the El Niño Southern Oscillation" with Beatriz Maldonado
Under Review
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"Lucky Late Bloomers? The Consequences of Early Marriage for Women in Western Kenya" with Joan Hamory Hicks
Under Review
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"Household Responses to Escalating Violence in Mexico" with Luisa Blanco, Kevin Grier, and Robin Grier
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"Education as Opportunity? The Causal Effect of Education on Labor Market Outcomes in Jordan" with Huiqiong Duan
Abstract | Draft Available on Request

"The Impact of Civil Unrest on Social Capital in Rural Kenya" with Joan Hamory Hicks
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Projects in Development


"Libertè, ègalitè, fraternitè: The Impact of the French Revolution on Economic Inequality and Social Mobility" with Victor Gay and Estefania Santacreu-Vasut

"Drudgery and Development: Unpaid Work and Gender in Mexico"