Publications


Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns: The Impacts of Public Transit on Highway Congestion. Accepted, American Economic Review.


Peer Effects in Microenvironments: The Benefits of Homogeneous Classroom Groups

(Joint with Fangwen Lu, Renmin University). Accepted, Journal of Labor Economics.


Pounds That Kill: The External Costs of Vehicle Weight. 2014. Review of Economic Studies. 81(2): pp. 535–571. (Joint with Max Auffhammer, UC Berkeley)


The Effect of Health Insurance on Emergency Department Visits: Evidence from an Age-Based Eligibility Threshold. 2014. Review of Economics and Statistics. 96(1): pp. 189–195. (Joint with Carlos Dobkin, UC Santa Cruz, and Tal Gross, Columbia University)


Learning from the Crowd: Regression Discontinuity Estimates of the Effects of an Online Review Database. 2012. Economic Journal. 122(563): pp. 957–989. (Joint with Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley)


The Effects of Promotions on Heart Disease: Evidence from Whitehall. 2012. Economic Journal.  122(561): pp. 555-589. (Joint with Sir Michael Marmot, UCL)


The Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on the Use of Medical Services. 2012. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 4(1): pp. 1–27. (Joint with Carlos Dobkin, UCSC, and Tal Gross, Columbia University)


Are Restaurants Really Supersizing America? 2011. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 3(1): pp. 152–188. (Joint with David Matsa, Northwestern)


Multiple Inference and Gender Differences in the Effects of Early Intervention: A Reevaluation of the Abecedarian, Perry Preschool, and Early Training Projects. 2008. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 103(484): pp. 1481-1495.


Safety For Whom? The Effects of Light Trucks on Traffic Fatalities. 2008. Journal of Health Economics. 27(4): pp. 973-989.


Working Papers


The Benefits of College Athletic Success: An Application of the Propensity Score Design with Instrumental Variables.


Learning by Leading: The Effects of Student Leadership Experience (Joint with Fangwen Lu, Renmin University).


Research In Progress


As the Wind Blows: The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution on Mortality.


Software (Stata Code)


Stata code to compute “sharpened” False Discovery Rate (FDR) adjusted q-values


Stata code to compute False Discovery Rate (FDR) adjusted q-values


(FDR q-values are described in Multiple Inference and Gender Differences in the Effects of Early Intervention: A Reevaluation of the Abecedarian, Perry Preschool, and Early Training Projects)

 

Research

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