Research

Publications

"Population and Energy Consumption/Carbon Emissions: What We Know, What We Should Focus on Next," forthcoming in International Handbook of Population and Environment (with Brant Liddle)


Historical Instruments and Contemporary Endogenous Regressors,” Journal of Development Economics (2021): 102586. (with Marc Klemp)


"The Impact of Climate Change on Fertility" Environmental Research Letters (2019) 14: 054007. (designated lead author, with Soheil Shayegh, Juan Moreno-Cruz, Martin Bunzl, Oded Galor, and Ken Caldeira)


"Is faster economic growth compatible with reductions in carbon emissions? The role of diminished population growth" Environmental Research Letters (2017) 12: 014003. (with Oded Galor)


"Inequality and Fractionalization" World Development (2014) 56: 32-50. (with Ann Owen)


"Benefits and Costs of the Population and Demography Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda" (2014) Perspective paper prepared for the Post-2015 Consensus project of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. (with Oded Galor)


"Good News, Bad News and Consumer Confidence" Social Science Quarterly (2013) 94: 292-315. (with Ann Owen)


Working Papers

Energy Efficiency and Directed Technical Change: Implications for Climate Change Mitigation

  • Revise and Resubmit at the Review of Economic Studies


"A Multi-factor Uzawa Growth Theorem and Endogenous Capital-Augmenting Technological Change" (with Ryo Horii)


"Understanding Climate Damages: Consumption versus Investment" (with Stephie Fried and Matthew Gibson)



Work in Progress

"Unemployment and the Direction of Technical Change"

“The impact of climate change on human capital accumulation: A macroeconomic perspective” (with Stephie Fried and Matthew Gibson)