Photo I am an Economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. My research interests span urban, environmental, and development economics. I received my PhD in 2017 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was advised by faculty in both the Department of Economics and the Bren School.

Before graduate school, I worked for an energy efficiency consulting firm in Austin, TX. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin, where I majored in Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and Economics. 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.

Recent News

  • Upcoming: Excited that I’m on the interesting program at the NBER Economics of Infrastructure in early March!
  • January 2019: NEW draft of LA Metro paper here and slides too. Lots of new stuff, including assessments of some common methods and assumptions in quantitative urban economic geography.
  • November 2018: Paper on technology adoption and uncertainty finally found a home a ReSTAT. It’s been a long journey! This project, and my excellent coauthors, have provided the best learning opportunity.
  • October 2018: Great UEA meetings in NYC; so many people doing great work! I’m excited that the Philly Fed is hosting next year.
  • September 2018: California Coastal Commission paper proofs up at JUE. We study direct and spillover effects of strict land use regulation on multifamily buildings. A little coverage by UCSB press.
  • June 2018: First publication out in JEEM! We develop a simple land (asset) pricing model and point out that agricultural land prices should be more correlated with future, rather than historical, climate.

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