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"What's the Natural Rate of Unemployment? A Critical Analysis of Professional Estimates." Working paper presented at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Western Economics Association International (WEAI) in Vancouver, Canada, June 30, 2018.


"Fine Water: A Blind Taste Test." Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, on June 12, 2018. Google slides


"Wealth Inequality Revisited: Lessons from the 400 Wealthiest Americans." Working paper presented at a session organized by the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) during the annual meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) in Chicago, IL, January 8, 2017. Google slides


"A Nutty Model for Teaching Macroeconomic Models." Working paper presented at International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics (ICAPE) conference in Chicago, IL, on January 5, 2017. Google slides


"Rise of the High-Beta Rich Reconsidered." Working paper presented at a session organized by the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) during the annual ASSA meeting in San Francisco, CA, on January 4, 2016.


"Micro-Foundations of a Modest Proposal to Eat the Unemployed." Working paper presented at a session organized by the Association for Social Economics (ASE) during the annual ASSA meeting in Boston, MA, on January 3, 2015.


"Fine Water: A Hedonic Pricing Approach." Working paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, on June 24, 2014. The AAWE and its official publication, The Journal of Wine Economics, were covered by the Wall Street Journal.


"What's So Funny About Making Monetary Policy?" Working paper presented at the 5th Annual Economics Humor Session during the annual meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) in San Diego, CA, on January 5, 2013. This presentation was covered by the PBS NewsHour's blog. A video of the presentation is embedded below and also available here. Handout