Jason Cook
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Economics
Cornell University 

I will be joining the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.

Contact Information:

Phone: (607) 339-6651
Office: Ives Hall B30
Email: jbc266 [at] cornell [dot] edu

  • "Task-Specific Experience and Task-Specific Talent: Decomposing the Productivity of High School Teachers" with Richard Mansfield. Journal of Public Economics, 140, August 2016: 51-72. Link to paper. (with subscription)
  • "Partially Adaptive Estimation of Interval Censored Regression Models." with James McDonald. Computational Economics, 42(1), 2013: 119-131. Link to paper. (with subscription)
Working Papers:
  • "Segregation, Student Achievement, and Postsecondary Attainment: Evidence from the Introduction of Race-Blind Magnet School Lotteries" (Job Market PaperLink to most recent draft.
Works in Progress:
  • "How Proximity to Authorized Food Retailers Impacts SNAP Usage: Testing the Prevalence of Food Deserts in the United States using Administrative SNAP Records" with Amy O'Hara
  • "The Effect of SNAP Generosity on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Administrative SNAP Records" with Amy O'Hara and Jeffrey Swigert
  • "How Low-Income Families Respond to an Anticipated Reduction in Income: Evidence from Danish Børnecheck" with Vibeke Jensen
  • "Is There Still Son Preference in the United States?" with Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn, Peter Brummund, and Miriam Larson-Koester   
  • "The Availability of School Resources, District Expenditures, and Student Performance" with Corbin Miller
  • "The Role of Fiscal Impacts in the Public School Response to Charter Competition" with Gary Cohen