I am an Economic Advisor and Economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. My research spans urban, environmental, and development economics. I completed my PhD in 2017 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was advised by faculty in both the Department of Economics and the Bren School. While I was in Santa Barbara, I raced wa’a.
Before graduate school, I worked for an energy efficiency consulting firm in Austin, TX. During my undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where I majored in Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and Economics, I produced documentaries about social issues in Thailand and Paraguay. Once upon a time, I spent two years at UNT in Denton, TX, thinking I wanted to study music. Before that, I delivered pizza and gassed up boats.
- Dec ‘22 - New/updated working paper on racialized differences in commuting outcomes in the US since 1980. This new version addresses market access, selection, and housing capitalization of commute times.
- Dec/Sept/May ‘22 - New/updated working paper studying how driving restrictions impact teen school and work outcomes. This one has it all: reduced form DDD, structural models, simulations, whoa.
- Nov ‘22 - Our paper on Lockdowns and Innovation during the 1918 Flu Pandemic is accepted at ReStat!
- Oct ‘21 - I’m now a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
- Jun ‘21 - Conditional Acceptance of my JMP “Commuting, Labor, and Housing Market Effects of Mass Transportation: Welfare and Identification”. Phew, it’s a been a journey.
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Fall 2020: Co-organized the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the Urban Economics Association (Fall 2020), the Online Spatial and Urban Seminar (Summer 2020), and the Online Urban Economics Seminar (Spring 2020).