Published & Forthcoming Papers:

You Should Reject This Paper: Dynamic Agency, Sequential Evaluation, and Learning in Academic Publishing, 2024, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 217, 112-140. (working paper version)

What Citation Tests Really Tell Us About Bias in Academic Publishing, 2023, European Economic Review 158, 104534. (working paper version)

Optimal Unemployment Policy, 2023, Economic Inquiry 61(3), 675-692. (working paper version)

Research Note: Intergenerational Transmission is not Sufficient for Positive Long-Term Population Growth (with Samuel Arenberg, Kevin Kuruc, Nathan Franz, Sangita Vyas, Melissa LoPalo, Mark Budolfson, Michael Geruso, and Dean Spears), 2022, Demography 59(6), 2003-2012. (working paper version)

Estimating Consumer Preferences for Different Beverages using the BLP Approach (with Catherine Haeck and Krystel Poirier), 2022, Economics & Human Biology 46, 101138. (working paper version)

What Should We Agree on about the Repugnant Conclusion? (with 28 co-authors), 2021, Utilitas 33(4), 379-383.

Those Who Can't Sort, Steal: Caste, Occupational Mobility, and Rent-Seeking in Rural India (with Dean Spears), 2021, Journal of Demographic Economics 87(1), 107-140. (working paper version)

Taxing the Job Creators: Efficient Taxation with Bargaining in Hierarchical Firms, 2019, Labour Economics 56, 1-25. (working paper version)

Optimal Population and Exhaustible Resource Constraints (with Dean Spears), 2018, Journal of Population Economics 31(1), 295-335. (working paper version)

Liquidity Constraints, Fiscal Externalities and Optimal Tuition Subsidies, 2017, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9(4), 313-343. (working paper version)

Fiscal Externalities and Optimal Unemployment Insurance, 2017, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 9(4), 281-312. (working paper version)

Defaults, Mandates, and Taxes: Policy Design with Active and Passive Decision-Makers (with Jacob Goldin), 2016, American Law and Economics Review 18(2), 438-462. (working paper version)

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Poorer: Adult Wages and Early-Life Mortality in India (with Dean Spears), 2016, Economics & Human Biology 21, 1-16. (open access)

Social Program Substitution and Optimal Policy, 2015, Labour Economics 37, 13-27. (working paper version)

Is Collective Bargaining Pareto Efficient? A Survey of the Literature, 2011, Journal of Labor Research 32(3), 282-304. (working paper version)


Working Papers:

Population Externalities and Optimal Social Policy (with Dean Spears) (revised & resubmitted to Social Choice and Welfare)

Equilibrium Effects of Abortion Restrictions on Cohort Fertility: Why Restricting Abortion Access Can Reduce Human Capital, Social Welfare, and Lifetime Fertility Rates (with Dean Spears) (revise & resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)

Redistribution, Rent-Seeking, and the Welfare Impact of a Universal Basic Income in India (with Dean Spears) (revise & resubmit at Economic Development and Cultural Change)

Fiscal Externalities and Underinvestment in Early-Life Human Capital: Optimal Policy Instruments for a Developing Country (with Dean Spears) (revise & resubmit at Economics & Human Biology)

The Minimum Wage in Firms' Organizations: Productivity Implications (with Claire Lelarge and Grigorios Spanos) (also available as CEPR Discussion Paper No. 18425)

Work in Progress:

"Modeling Low-Fertility Traps as Feedback Effects: Low Variance in Fertility and other Mechanisms under Multigenerational Optimization'' (with Michael Geruso and Dean Spears)

"Discrimination and the Fiscal Benefits of Immigration"

"Optimal International Climate Subsidies: Emissions and Population in a Two-Country Model''