Published Research (with Links)

“Political Participation in a Violent Society: Lynching and Turnout in the Post-Reconstruction South,” with Daniel Jones and Werner Troesken, Journal of Development Economics (forthcoming)

“Promise Scholarship Programs as Place-Making Policy: Evidence from School Enrollment and Housing Prices,” with Michael LeGower, Journal of Urban Economics (2017)

“Race, Ethnicity, and Discriminatory Zoning,” with Allison Shertzer and Tate Twinam American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2016)

“Segregation and Neighborhood Change in Northern Cities: New Historical GIS Data from 1900 to 1930,” with Allison Shertzer and John Logan. Historical Methods (2016).

“Mandate and Paternalism: A Theory of Large Elections” with Marco Favarelli and Priscilla Mann.  Games and Economic Behavior. (2015) – Lead Article

“Cities and the Environment” with Matt Kahn.  Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, (2015).

“Foreclosures, Vacancy and Crime” With Lin Cui.  Journal of Urban Economics, (2015).

“Racial Wage Disparity in US Cities” with Craig Kerr.  Journal of Race and Social Problems, (2014).

“The Effect of Property Taxes on Vacation Home Growth Rates: Evidence from Michigan,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, with E. Johnson (2013)

“Segregation and Tiebout Sorting: the Link between Place-Based Investments and Neighborhood Tipping,” with H.S. Banzhaf, Journal of Urban Economics. (2012)

“Environmental Gentrification and Discrimination,” with H.S. Banzhaf and J. Sidon in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice, ed. by H.S. Banzhaf, Stanford U Press (2012).

“Who Gentrifies Poor Neighborhoods?” with T. McKinnish and T.K. White, Journal of Urban Economics. (2010).

“The Effects of Gender Interactions in the Lab and in the Field” with K. Antonovics & P. Arcidiacono, Review of Economics and Statistics, (2009).

“Do People Vote with Their Feet? An Empirical Test of Tiebout’s Mechanism” with H.S. Banzhaf  American Economic Review, (2008).

“Communities, Competition, Spillovers, and Open Space” with A. Strong, Land Economics, (2008).

“Building the Family Nest: A Collective Household Model with Competing Pre-Marital Investments and Spousal Matching” with M. Iyigun, Review of Economic Studies (2007).

“Endogenous Open Space Amenities in a Locational Equilibrium”, Journal of Urban Economics (2007).

“Endogenous Gender Power, Household Labor Supply & the Demographic Transition” with M. Iyigun, Journal of Development Economics (2007).

“Games and Discrimination: Lessons from the Weakest Link” with K. Antonovics & P. Arcidiacono, Journal of Human Resources (2005).

“Urban Sprawl” with Tom Nechyba, Journal of Economic Perspectives (2004).

“Estimating the General Equilibrium Benefits of Large Changes in Spatially Delineated Public Goods” with H.Sieg, V.K. Smith, and H.S. Banzhaf, International Economic Review, (2004).

“General Equilibrium Benefit for Environmental Improvements: Projected Ozone Reductions under EPA’s Prosective Analysis for the Los Angeles Air Basin” with H.Sieg, V.K. Smith, and H.S. Banzhaf, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2004).

“Interjurisdictional Housing Prices in Locational Equilibrium” with H.Sieg, V.K. Smith, and H.S. Banzhaf, Journal of Urban Economics, (2002).

“Implementing Value Added Measures of School Performance, Are We Getting the Incentives Right?” with H. Ladd, Economics of Education Review, (2002).

“Do Painless Environmental Policies Exist?” with V. K. Smith, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, (2000).

“The Role of Optimizing Behavior in Willingness to Pay Estimates for Air Quality” with H. Sieg, V.K. Smith, and H.S. Banzhaf, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (1999).