Publications


School Meal Quality and Academic Performance. Accepted, Journal of Public Economics. (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.


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.


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.


Working Papers


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


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


Does Hypercongestion Exist? New Evidence Suggests Not. Joint with Lucas Davis.


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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