Research

PUBLICATIONS

As the Wind Blows: The Effects of Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution on Mortality. 2020. Journal of the European Economic Association. 18(4): pp.1886-1927. Replication materials.

An Empirical Test of Hypercongestion in Highway Bottlenecks. 2020. Journal of Public Economics. 187: 104197. Replication materials. (Joint with Lucas Davis.)

The Effect of Influenza Vaccination for the Elderly on Hospitalization and Mortality: An Observational Study With a Regression Discontinuity Design. 2020. Annals of Internal Medicine. 172(7): pp. 445-452. (Joint with Carlos Dobkin and Devon Gorry)

Physical activity and weight following car ownership in Beijing, China: quasi-experimental cross sectional study. 2019. BMJ. 367: l6459. (Joint with Fangwen Lu and Jun Yang)

School Meal Quality and Academic Performance. 2018. Journal of Public Economics. 168: 81-93. Replication materials. (Joint with Justin Gallagher and Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie)

How to Beat the Traffic. 2017. Science. 357(6346): pp. 36-37.

Learning to Manage and Managing to Learn: The Effects of Student Leadership Service. 2017. Management Science. 63(10): pp. 3246-3261. (Joint with Fangwen Lu)

The Benefits of College Athletic Success: An Application of the Propensity Score Design with Instrumental Variables. 2017. Review of Economics and Statistics. 99(1): pp. 119-134. Replication materials.

Superstitions, Street Traffic, and Subjective Well-Being. 2016. Journal of Public Economics. 142: pp. 1–10. (Joint with Fangwen Lu, Yiran Zhang, Jun Yang, and Ping Qin)

Peer Effects in Microenvironments: The Benefits of Homogeneous Classroom Groups. 2015. Journal of Labor Economics. 33(1): pp. 91–122. (Joint with Fangwen Lu)

Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns: The Impacts of Public Transit on Highway Congestion. 2014. American Economic Review. 104(9): pp. 2763–2796. Replication materials.

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

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 and Tal Gross)

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)

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

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 and Tal Gross)

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

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.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Highly Powered Analysis Plans. Joint with Jeremy Magruder.

Bounds, Benefits, and Bad Air: Welfare Impacts of Pollution Alerts. Joint with Minwoo Hyun and Jaecheol Lee.

Split-Sample Strategies for Avoiding False Discoveries. Joint with Jeremy Magruder.

Uber and Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities. Joint with Lucas Davis.

SOFTWARE

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)