I am a Senior Economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. My research interests span 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.
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.
- Oct ‘21 - Happy to now be 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. Now I just have to cut it down to publishable size.
- Mar ‘21 - Had the pleasure of being a Guest Panelist on the Online Spatial and Urban Seminar to discuss Janet Currie’s recent work on air pollution and environmental justice.
- Feb ‘21 - Conditional Acceptance at AEJ Applied for “Formative Experiences and the Price of Gasoline”! We received some press coverage a while back.
- Jan ‘21 - Appeared on Ep 11 of Densely Speaking (podcast) with Arpit Gupta to discuss his work on the 2nd Ave subway
- Nov ‘20 - New WP “Lockdowns and Innovation: Evidence from the 1918 Flu Pandemic”.
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).