My Research Page

Working Papers 

Identity Economics and the Russian-Ukrainian War: Evidence from the American Community Survey (with Oleh Wolowyna)

Reanalyzing Two-way Fixed Effect and Two-by-Two Difference in Differences Models

Self-Employment and Immigration Status



2021. Data and the American Dream: Contemporary Social Controversies and the American Community Survey. Palgrave Macmillan, London. (data and code) 

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Select Journal Articles

2023. "Methods in open policy analysis: An application to California's building energy codes." Contemporary Economic Policy. (data and code.)

2020. "The Impact of Building Energy Codes on Household Electricity Expenditures". Economics Letters. (data and code.)

2020. "The Impact of Urban Form on Vehicle Ownership". Economics Letters. (data and code)

2019. "Where is the City’s Center? Five Measures of Central Location" Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research. 21(2).

2017. “The role of road infrastructure and air pollution in the recent suburbanization of India's cities: An exploration.” Environment and Urbanization Asia, 8(2) (w/ Kala S. Sridhar)

2017. “An agent-based model of entrepreneurship: examining the role of alertness and transaction costs”, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (w / Graham D. Newell

2015.  "Household Demand for Low Carbon Policies: Evidence from California" Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, (with Matthew Kahn)

2015.  "Household Carbon Emissions from Driving and Center City Quality of Life" Ecological Economics 116, pp. 362–368 (with Matthew Kahn)

2014.  "The Effect of Social and Economic Development on Air Pollution in Indian Cities" Environment and Urbanization Asia, 5(1) pp. 1-15.

2011.  "Homeownership, Dissatisfaction and Voting” Journal of Housing Economics, 20(4) pp. 267–275.

2011.  "Firm versus Industry Effects in Accounting and Economic Profit Data” Applied Economics Letters, 18(6), pp. 527-529. (with Ali Reza)

2010.  "The Persistence of Accounting versus Economic Profit” Economics Bulletin, 30(3) pp. 2189-2196. (with Ali Reza)

2009.  "Outsourcing in U.S. Cities, Ambulances and Elderly Voters” Public Choice, 141(3-4) pp 421-445.

Research Reports

1. 2018. Measuring the Economic Impact of High Speed Rail Construction for California and the Central Valley Region MTI, San Jose, CA (w/ H. Nixon and J. M. Pogodzinski)

2. 2017. Analyzing the Potential of Hybrid and Electric Off-Road Equipment in Reducing Carbon Emissions from Construction Industries. Mineta Transportation Institute MTI), San Jose, CA (w/ Jae H. Pyeon)

3. 2016.  Benefit-Cost Analysis for Transportation Planning and Public Policy: Towards multi-modal demand modeling. MTI), San Jose, CA, (with Ralph McLaughlin)

4. 2013. Assessing Municipal Bond Default Probabilities California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission, Sacramento, CA (with Marc Joffe)

5. 2013. California Voting and Suburbanization Patterns: Implications for Transit Policy MTI), San Jose, CA, Report 12-05. (with Matt Kahn)

6. 2012. The Impact of Center City Economic and Cultural Vibrancy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation MTI), San Jose, CA, Report 11-13. (with Matt Kahn)

Book Chapters, Pedagogical, and Other Articles

1. 2021. "Building Energy Codes: A Case Study in Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis", in Regulation and Economic Opportunity: Blueprints for Reform (edited by Adam Hoffer and Todd Nesbit), published by the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, 

2. 2013. “Parchment, Guns, and the Problem of Governance” Review of Austrian Economics. (with Giampaolo Garzarelli) 

3. 2011. “Using Drew Carey in the Classroom” Journal of Private Enterprise. (winner of Best Educational Note award for papers published in the Journal of Private Enterprise, 2011)

4. 2010. “Managing the Internal Organization of Colleges and Universities” book chapter, in Doing More With Less: Making Colleges Work Better, Josh Hall, editor. New York: Springer. (with J. Ross)

5. 2010. “Understanding the M-form Hypothesis” Journal of Industrial Organization Education Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 4.

6. 2010. ''Intellectual Property and Antitrust Limitations on Contract: Comment” Economics Bulletin, 30(4), pp. 2680-2684. (with Neil Nguyen)

7. 2007. “Compstat, Community Policing and the Science of Success: A Market-Based Approach to Police Management" Economic Affairs, December.