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.
- Jul ‘23 - R&R at AEJ: Policy for my paper with the inimitable Valerie Bostwick on driving restrictions and teen school and work outcomes
- May ‘23 - What started as an interdisciplinary chat turned into a paper and is now out at Nature Communications (with Laura Dee and Paul Ferraro)! This long-running project applies causal econometric techniques to the analysis of biodiversity and (grassland) productivity.
- Mar ‘23 - New Brookings post about whether currents trends in vehicle usage represent a change in preferences (the answer: no, at least not yet).
- Jan ‘23 - Our paper on racialized differences in commuting outcomes in the US since 1980 has been accepted at JUE! This final version addresses market access, selection, and housing capitalization of commute times.
- Nov ‘22 - Our paper on Lockdowns and Innovation during the 1918 Flu Pandemic is accepted at ReStat!
- 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. It might even get published in 2023?
Links for Posterity
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).