PUBLICATIONS

How Are SNAP Benefits Spent? Evidence From a Retail Panel

with Jesse Shapiro

Revise & Resubmit, American Economic Review.
Download the NBER Working Paper HERE.
Download the Online Appendix HERE.
Download the Policy Brief HERE.

Advertising and Competition in Privatized Social Security: The Case of Mexico

with Ali Hortaçsu and Chad Syverson.

Forthcoming, Econometrica.
Download the NBER WP version HERE.
Download the Online Appendix HERE.
Read the policy brief HERE.
See the Chicago Booth Review feature HERE.

(Un)informed College Choice

with Christopher Neilson, Anely Ramirez and Seth Zimmerman. Economics of Education Review. March, 2016.

Download the Economics of Education Review article HERE.
Download the NBER WP version HERE.

The Effects of Earnings Disclosure on College Enrollment Decisions

with Christopher Neilson and Seth Zimmerman. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper. June, 2015.

Download NBER WP 21300 HERE.

Connecting Student Loans to Labor Market Outcomes: Policy Lessons from Chile

with Harald Beyer, Christopher Neilson and Seth Zimmerman. American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings). May (2015).
Download the American Economic Review article HERE.
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Are Some Degrees Worth More Than Others? Evidence from College Admission Cutoffs in Chile

with Christopher Neilson and Seth Zimmerman. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper.
Revised September, 2014.
Download NBER WP 19241 HERE.
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Read the policy brief HERE.

School Choice and College Attendance: Evidence from Randomized Lotteries

with David Deming, Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger. American Economic Review, March (2014).
Download the American Economic Review article HERE.

Advertising, Reputation, and Environmental Stewardship: Evidence From the BP Oil Spill

with Lint Barrage and Eric Chyn. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 19838. Revised May, 2016. 

Revise & Resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
Download NBER Working Paper 19838 HERE.
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Fungibility and Consumer Choice: Evidence from Commodity Price Shocks

with Jesse Shapiro. Lead Article and Editor’s Choice. Quarterly Journal of Economics. November (2013).
Download the paper HERE.
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Financial Literacy, Financial Education and Economic Outcomes

with Brigitte C. Madrian and William L. Skimmyhorn. Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, January (2013), vol. 5(1),
pages 347-373, 05.

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Fettered Consumers and Sophisticated Firms: Evidence from Mexico’s Privatized Social Security Market

with Fabian Duarte. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 18582. November (2012).

Download NBER WP 18582 HERE.
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The Effect of School Choice on Intrinsic Motivation and Academic Outcomes

with Christopher Neilson and Seth Zimmerman. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 18324, August (2012).

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How Financial Literacy and Impatience Shape Retirement Wealth and Investment Behaviors

with Olivia Mitchell. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 16740, January (2011).

Download NBER WP 16740 HERE.

Heterogeneous Preferences and the Efficacy of Public School Choice.

with Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger. Combines and replaces National Bureau of Economic Research Paper Working Papers 12145 and 11805. June (2008), Revised June (2010).

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The First of the Month Effect: Consumer Behavior and Store Responses

with Ebonya Washington. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May (2010): 142–162.

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Investigating Income Effects in Scanner Data: Do Gasoline Prices Affect Grocery Purchases?

with Dora Gicheva and Sofia Villas-Boas. American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 100, May (2010): 480–484.

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Wholesale Price Discrimination and Regulation: Implications for Retail Gasoline Prices

Manuscript.  February (2009), updated April (2010).

Financial Literacy, Information, and Demand Elasticity: Survey and Experimental Evidence from Mexico

with Lydia Tejeda-Ashton. National Bureau of Economics Working Paper 14538, December (2008).

Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

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Information, School Choice, and Academic Achievement: Evidence from Two Experiments

with Jeffrey Weinstein. Quarterly Journal of Economics, November (2008).

Download the Quarterly Journal of Economics article HERE.

Reformulating Competition? Gasoline Content Regulation and Wholesale Gasoline Prices

with Jen Brown, Erin Mansur, and Sofia Villas-Boas. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, January (2008).

Download the JEEM article HERE.

The Effect of Randomized School Admissions on Voter Participation

with Thomas Kane, Douglas Staiger, and Jeffrey Weinstein, Journal of Public Economics, June (2007).

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No Child Left Behind: Estimating the Impact on Choices and Student Outcomes

with Jeffrey Weinstein. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 13009. March (2007).

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Preferences, Information and Parental Choice Behavior in Public School Choice

with Richard Van Weelden and Jeffrey M. Weinstein. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 12995. February (2007).

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Gender, Performance and Preferences: Do Girls and Boys Respond Differently to School Environment? Evidence from School Assignment by Randomized Lottery

with Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger. American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings. May (2006).

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Vertical Integration in Gasoline Supply: An Empirical Test of Raising Rivals’ Costs

with Richard Gilbert. Journal of Industrial Economics, December (2005).

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Vertical Relationships and Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets: Empirical Evidence from Contract Changes in Southern California

American Economic Review, March (2004).

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Abatement, Consumption, Capital, and Pollution Accumulation in an Optimal Program

with Michael Caputo. Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, Vol. 7-1, (1997) Senior Honors Thesis, UC Davis.

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