Research

Publications:

The Effects of Fuelwood on Children’s Schooling in Rural Vietnam” (with Phoebe Do and Micaela Edelson), Journal of Asian Economics, February 2021.

Public Works and Children’s School Attendance: Evidence from Rural India,” Review of Development and Change, December 2020.

Environmental Engel Curves: Indirect Emissions of Common Air Pollutants” (with Arik Levinson), Review of Economics and Statistics, March 2019. 

Age, Autos, and the Value of a Statistical Life,Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, August 2018.

Works in Progress:

A Blunt Analysis: Marijuana Legalization and Racial Bias in Arrests (with Angelica Marra)

One motivation for states to legalizing marijuana has been to reduce racial bias in their criminal justice systems. We examine whether states that legalized medical or recreational marijuana had a corresponding reduction in the proportion of black and non-white individuals arrested for non-violent crime.  Using difference-in-difference regressions we find that Colorado and Washington both exhibited fewer black arrests after legalization of recreational marijuana relative to their non-legalized counterparts.  Using synthetic controls instead of difference-in-difference we find mixed and inconclusive results, but observe clear patterns in the fluctuation of black arrests in legalized states.

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