Research

Working Papers:

"Minimum wage and Informality in a Roy Bargaining Economy: Evidence from a Bunching Estimator" (with Zhengfei Yu). R&R at the Journal of Labor Economics.


Inequality in Food Security and the Role of Mitigating Policies(with Alfonso Flores- Lagunes, Norbert Wilson, and Judith Liu). R&R at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.


"Unintended yet desirable effects of centralized college admission: Mobility costs and college enrollment for students with disabilities." (with Aline Dalcin and Guilherme Stein).


"Paying by waiting in line: Public sector queuing and the public sector wage gap'' (with Felipe Araujo).


Publications:

"JUE Insight: Using the Mode to Test for Selection in City Size Wage Premia" (with Stuart Rosenthal and Boqian Jiang). Forthcoming at the Journal of Urban Economics.


"Childbearing and the Distribution of the Reservation Price of Fertility: The Case of the Korean Baby Bonus Program" (with Dahae Choo). Journal of Asian Economics, 2021.


"Minimum Contrast Empirical Likelihood Inference of Discontinuity in Density" (with Jun Ma and Zhengfei Yu). Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 2020.


"Balancing tests in stratified randomized controlled trials: A cautionary note" (with Sergio Firpo and Miguel Foguel). Economics Letters, 2020.


"The Differential Incidence and Severity of Food Insecurity by Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups over the Great Recession in the United States" (with Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Judith Liu, and Norbert L. Wilson), AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2018.


"Measuring the Role of the 1959 Revolution on Cuba's Economic Performance" (with Felipe Ribeiro, Guilherme Stein and Thomas H. Kang), The World Economy, 2018.


"Estimating the Effects of Minimum Wage in a Developing Country: A Density Discontinuity Design Approach", Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2018.

(2014 International Association for Applied Econometrics graduate student paper award, 2015 Bank of Canada graduate student paper award.)


"Identification and Estimation Using a Density Discontinuity Approach" with Zhengfei Yu, In Cattaneo M. D. and Escanciano J. C (Eds) Advances in Econometrics, volume 38, Regression Discontinuity Designs: Theory and Applications, 29-72, 2017.

(2018 Emerald Literati Awards. - Outstanding Author Contribution)


"Optimal Bandwidth Selection for Local Linear Estimation of Discontinuity in Density" (with Jun Ma and Zhengfei Yu), Economics Letters, 153, 23-27, 2017.


"Measuring Peer Effects in the Brazilian School System" (with Sergio Firpo and Cristine Pinto), Applied Economics, 2015.