Research

Working Papers

School Boards and Education Production: Evidence from Randomized Ballot Order
(with Ying Shi)
Revise and resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Test-based Accountability and the Effectiveness of School Finance Reforms
(with Christian Buerger and Seung Hyeong Lee)

'Economics is Not a Man's Field': CSWEP and the First Gender Reckoning in Economics (1971-1991)
(with Cl
éo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche and Beatrice Cherrier)

Work in Progress

Valuing School Choice: Using a Randomized Experiment to Validate Welfare Evaluation of Private School Vouchers
(with Peter Arcidiacono, Karthik Muralidharan, and Eun-young Shim)

Evidence from Race to the Top on the Market-level Impacts of Charter Schools
(with Ande Shen)

The Welfare Implications of Targeted Television Advertising
(with Carl F. Mela and Andrew Sweeting)

Access to and Gains from Selective Education
(with Ying Shi)

Publications

Horizontal Differentiation and the Policy Effect of Charter Schools
(with Michael Gilraine and Uros Petronijevic)
Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

The Competitive Effects of Entry: Evidence from Supercenter Expansion
(with Peter Arcidiacono, Paul B. Ellickson, and Carl F. Mela) 
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 12, no. 3 (2020): 175-206

The Fiscal Externalities of Charter Schools: Evidence from North Carolina
(with Helen F. Ladd)
Education Finance and Policy 15, no. 1 (2020): 191-208.

Incentives and the Supply of Effective Charter Schools
American Economic Review 109, no. 7 (2019): 2568-2612.

School Boards and Student Segregation
(with Hugh Macartney)
Journal of Public Economics 164 (2018): 165-182.

The Empirical Economist’s Toolkit: From Models to Methods
(with Matthew T. Panhans)
History of Political Economy 49, annual suppl. (2017): 127-157.

Putting Dollars Before Scholars? Evidence from For-Profit Charter Schools in Florida
Economics of Education Review 58 (2017): 43-54

Sorting Charles Tiebout
History of Political Economy 47, annual suppl. (2015): 199-226.

"Money is a Sterile Thing": Martin Luther on the Immorality of Usury Reconsidered
History of Political Economy 43, no. 4 (2011): 683-698.

Chapters, Edited Volumes, and Other

Slaves or Mercenaries? Milton Friedman and the Institution of the All-Volunteer Military
in Milton Friedman: Contributions to Economics and Public Policy, eds. Robert Cord and J. Daniel Hammond.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016: 499-522.

Chicago Price Theory, 3 vols.
(edited with J. Daniel Hammond and Steven G. Medema)
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.

An Archival History of the Econometric Society
(with Matthew T. Panhans)