Working papers

Opt-In Revolution: A Comment

  • Appendix
  • Some of this work appeared previously in a now-defunct working paper titled “Difference-in-differences estimates by levels of a moderator in the Power of the Pill literature”

Age of Majority and Women’s Early Human Capital Accumulation in Australia

  • With Ishita Chatterjee, The University of Western Australia
  • Some of this work appeared previously in a now-defunct working paper titled “The effect of lower ages of majority on oral contraceptive use: Evidence on the internal validity of The Power of the Pill”

Directed Technical Change: a Macro Perspective on Life Cycle Earnings Profiles

Difference-in-differences estimates by levels of a moderator: Bias, prevalence in published research, and a proposed solution

  • With Leo Rossi

Work in progress

Directed Technical Change and the Age Demographics of Development

Economics and Ethics: The Impact of Government Integrity on Macroeconomic Performance and Inequality

  • With Kristine Principe of Niagara University

Preliminary projects

“Not all men”? Measuring the rate of commission of sexual assault by men

  • With James Cragun, Stony Brook University

Can social scientists accurately categorize the fields of authors?

Demand and supply estimation in the market for cocaine with cross-price shocks

Stuff I hope you will research for me

GDP convergence is now reality

Penn World Tables convergence plot
The points are weighted least squares estimates of \(\alpha\) in \(g_{\text{country}} = \alpha\ln{\left(GDPPerPerson_{\text{country}}\right)} +\epsilon_{\text{country}}\) (weighted by population) with separate regressions for each year, where \(g\) is the annualized growth rate of GDP over the next five years. Data source: Penn World Tables (panels of 182 countries from 1950 to 2014).

Bureaucratic efficiency is increasing around the world

Days to start a business in sub-Saharan Africa over time
Data from the World Bank Doing Business indices