Public Economics

  1. The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers
    with Giacomo De Giorgi and Seema Jayachandran
    Review of Economic Studies 2019, 86(1):240-81

  2. Competition and Cooperation in a Public Goods Game: A Field Experiment
    with Ned Augenblick
    Economic Inquiry 2015, 53(1):574-88  

  3. Testing Paternalism: Cash Versus In-kind Transfers
    Media coverage: Vox.com   Slate.com
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2014, 6(2):195-230

Labor Economics

  1. Business Literacy and Development: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural Mexico
    with Gabriela Calderon and Giacomo De Giorgi
    Economic Development and Cultural Change 2020, 68(2):507-40

  2. Information and College Decisions: Evidence from the Texas GO Center Project
    with Trey Miller and Emily Weisburst
    Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 2018, 40(1):151-70  

  3. The Retention Effects of High Years of Service Cliff-Vesting Pension Plans
    with Amilcar Menichini and Adam Crockett
    Economics Letters 2015, 126:6-9  

  4. Expedited Citizenship for Sale: Estimating the effect of Executive Order 13269 on non-citizen military enlistments
    with Ryan Sullivan, Melih Can, and Huseyin Yalcinkaya
    Applied Economics 2014, 46(11):1291-1300  

  5. Measuring Value-Added in Higher Education: Possibilities and Limitations in the Use of Administrative Data
    with Trey Miller
    Media coverage: Inside Higher Ed   Education Week
    Economics of Education Review 2014, 42:64-77  

Health Economics

  1. When Young Soldiers Drink: The Impacts of Legal Access to Alcohol Amongst U.S. Army Soldiers
    with Marigee Bacolod and Yu-Chu Shen
    Southern Economic Journal 2020, 87(2):576-607

  2. Time-varying associations of suicide with deployments, mental health conditions, and stressful life events among current and former US military personnel
    with Yu-Chu Shen and Tom Williams
    Media coverage: Reuters   Fox News
    The Lancet Psychiatry 2016, 3(11):1039-48  

  3. Employee Retention and Psychological Health: Evidence from Military Recruits
    with Yu-Chu Shen, Jeremy Arkes, and Paul Lester
    Applied Economics Letters 2015, 22(18):1505-10  

Other RCTs

  1. The Economics of Faith: Using an Apocalyptic Prophecy to Elicit Religious Beliefs in the Field
    with Ned Augenblick, Ernesto Dal Bů, and Justin Rao
    Journal of Public Economics 2016, 141:38-49

Working Papers

  1. The Medium Term Impacts of Cash and In-kind Food Transfers on Learning
    with Ciro Avitabile and Ricardo Meilman Cohn
    July 2020
    (World Bank Working Paper WPS9086)

Published Reports

  1. Measurement and Analysis of Officer of the Deck Competency: New Findings for FY19-20
    with Vincent Salazar
    Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report 2020, GSDM-20-003.  

  2. Using Technology to Promote Postsecondary Success and Savings: An Evaluation of the University of Texas at Tyler PATSS Initiative
    with Trey Miller, Julie Delello, Rafiq Dossani, and Thomas Marzilli
    RAND Research Report 2018  

  3. Performance Based Incentives for Military Recruiters: Evidence from the U.S. Navy
    with Jeremy Arkes and Noah Myung
    Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report 2017  

  4. The Impact of Cash and In-kind Transfers on Local Prices
    with Giacomo De Giorgi and Seema Jayachandran
    Policy in Focus 2015, 11(1):12-13. A Publication of the United Nations Development Programme.  

  5. Pensions and Intertemporal Choice: Evidence from the U.S. Military
    with Amilcar Menichini
    Naval Postgraduate School Technical Report, 2014, GSBPP-14-001. (Online appendix)  

  6. Have Assessment-Based Accountability Reforms Influenced the Career Decisions of Teachers and Principals?
    with Susanna Loeb
    Prepared as part of Title I, Part E, Section 1503 of the No Child Left Behind Act, 2007.