Working Papers

From Acapulco to Atlanta: Sub-national Networks in U.S.-Mexico Migration (with Brian Kovak and Maria Esther Caballero)

Migrant Network Diversity and Spatial Mobility (with Brian Kovak, Rebecca Lessem, and Shan Li)

Performance Pay and Productivity in Health Care: Evidence from Community Health Centers (with Austin C. Smith)

The Benefits of Subsidized Employment: How and for whom? Evidence from the ReHire Colorado Transitional Jobs Program (with Tania Barham and Patrick Turner)

Work In Progress

Measuring Sub-National Migration Patterns using Matriculas Consulares,(with Maria Esther Caballero and Brian K. Kovak) Demography 55(3) pp. 1119-1145, June 2018

The Labor Market Consequences of Impatience, IZA World of Labor, 2016:233.

-Commentary summarizing implications: Impatience, schooling, and happiness

Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession (with Brian Kovak), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(1), pp. 257-90, January 2016.

- Earlier version released as NBER Working Paper w19272

  1. -Press Coverage: Slate, Marginal Revolution, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Washington Post, The Atlantic

  2. -Summaries: VoxEU, NBER Digest, IRP Focus

Human Capital and the Lifetime Costs of Impatience, (with Ben Keys) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7(3), pp. 126-153, August 2015.

-AEA Research Highlight

The Labor Market Integration and Impacts of U.S. Immigrants (with Brian Duncan and Steve Trejo), in Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller eds., Volume 1B, pp. 1197-1259, Elsevier, 2015.

Recent Immigrants as Labor Market Arbitrageurs: Evidence from the Minimum Wage Journal of Urban Economics 80, pp.1-12, March 2014

Native Competition and Low-Skilled Immigrant Inflows Journal of Human Resources, 48(4) pp. 910-944, Fall 2013

Can Self-Control Explain Avoiding Free Money: Evidence from Interest-Free Student Loans (with Ben Keys) Review of Economics and Statistics 95(4), pp.1117-1129 October 2013

The Dynamics of Food Stamp Receipt after Welfare Reform among Current and Former Welfare Recipients (with Sheldon Danziger and Kristin Seefeldt) in Income Volatility and Food Assistance in the United States, D. Joliffe and J. Ziliak, eds., pp.103-133, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2008.

Measuring State Welfare Policy Changes: Why Don't They Explain Caseload and Employment Outcomes? (with Sheldon Danziger and Kristin Seefeldt) Social Science Quarterly, 87(4), pp. 808-817, December 2006

Published and Forthcoming

Resting Papers