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

  • Excited to share a draft of a new paper, “Formative Experiences and the Price of Gasoline.”
  • AERE in Lake Tahoe was a great conference! Saw a lot of great research and great people.
  • Presented 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 at ReSTAT. It’s been a long journey! This project, and my excellent coauthors, have provided the best learning opportunity.

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