1. Technology and the Effectiveness of Regulatory Programs Over Time: Vehicle Emissions and Smog Checks with a Changing Fleet , with Ryan Sandler.

  2. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, forthcoming.

  1. Estimating Causal Effects of Particulate Matter Regulation on Mortality, with Alan I. Barreca and Matthew Neidell

  2. Epidemiology, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 160-167.

  1. Success is Something to Sneeze At: Influenza Mortality in Cities that Participate in the Super Bowl, with Charles Stoecker and Alan I. Barreca

  2. American Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 125-143.

  3.     Selected press coverage

  4.     New York Times

  5.     Scientific American

  6.     The Atlantic

  1. Under the Cover of Darkness: How Ambient Light Influences Criminal Activity, with Jennifer L. Doleac

  2. Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 97, No. 5, pp. 1093-1103.

  3.     Selected press coverage

  4.     Significance Magazine, Royal Statistical Society

  5.     The Washington Post

  6.     National Public Radio

  1. Caution Drivers! Children Present. Traffic, Pollution, and Infant Health, with Christopher R. Knittel and Douglas L. Miller

  2. Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 98, No 2, pp. 350-366.

  1. Where Have All the Young Men Gone? Using Sex Ratios to Measure Fetal Death Rates, with Charles Stoecker

  2. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 41, pp. 30-45

  3.     Selected press coverage

  4.     Boston Globe

  5.     Freakonomics Blog

  6.     Huffington Post Blog

  1. Verifiable and Non-Verifiable Anonymous Mechanisms for Regulating a Polluting Monopolist, with James E. Prieger

  2. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 410-426

  1. What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Weaker: Prenatal Pollution Exposure and Educational Outcomes,

  2. Journal of Human Resources, Summer 2012, Volume 47, Number 3, pp. 826-850

  1. Ability, Gender, and Performance Standards: Evidence from Academic Probation, with Jason M. Lindo and Philip Oreopoulos

  2. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2010, Volume 2, Number 2, pp. 95–117


  1. Long-Run Pollution Exposure and Adult Mortality: Evidence from the Acid Rain Program, with Alan I. Barreca and Matthew Neidell.

  2. NBER Working Paper 23524

  1. Adapting to Subtle Environmental Change: Agriculture’s Trouble with Sulfur After the Acid Rain Program, with Alan I. Barreca.


  1. The Mortality Impact of Particulate Matter in China , with Yazhen Gong, Shanjun Li, and Guang Shi.

  1. Toxic Assets: How the Housing Market Responds to Environmental Information Shocks

  2. William & Mary Working Paper


  1. Capitalization of Flood Insurance in Home Prices , with Michael Lovenheim, Corbin Miller, and Zihan Hu.

  1. Heat and Violence In Prisons , with Anita Mukherjee.

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