Research

ACADEMIC ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

The Change in Poverty from 1995 to 2016 Among Single Parent Families, Forthcoming in AEA Papers and Proceedings. With Bruce D. Meyer and Derek Wu.

Policies to Help the Working Class in the Aftermath of COVID-19: Lessons from the Great Recession, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 695(1): 314-330. 2021. With Richard V. Burkhauser and Douglas Holtz-Eakin.


The Minimum Wage Versus the Earned Income Tax Credit for Reducing Poverty (with Richard V. Burkhauser). 2021. IZA World of Labor: Evidence-based Policymaking.

Building the Comprehensive Income Dataset to Create Highly Accurate Evidence on Disadvantage, Forthcoming in Brookings Institution Press volume, Build Me the Evidence. With Bruce D. Meyer.

Income Growth and its Distribution from Eisenhower to Obama: The Growing Importance of In-Kind Transfers (1959-2016), chapter in United States Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality, edited by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Oxford University Press, 2020. With James Elwell and Richard V. Burkhauser.

The Geography of Unsheltered Homelessness in the City: Evidence from '311' Calls in New York, Journal of Regional Science. With Grace Finley.

Social Ties and the Incidence of Homelessness, Housing Policy Debate 28(4): 592-608. 2018. With Claire Rossi-de Vries.

When Warm and Cold Don’t Mix: The Implications of Climate for the Determinants of Homelessness, Journal of Housing Economics 41: 45-56, 2018. With David Lucas.

The Impact of Permanent Supportive Housing on Homeless Populations, Journal of Housing Economics 35: 69-84, 2017

Improving our Federal Response to Homelessness, chapter in A Safety Net that Works: Improving Federal Programs for Low-Income Americans, edited by Robert Doar, American Enterprise Institute, 2017

Supplemental Security Income and the Tax on Shared Housing, Tax Notes, May 16, 2016

How Safety Net Programs Tax the Sharing of Housing, Tax Notes and State Tax Notes, December 14, 2015


WORKING PAPERS


“The Anti-Poverty, Targeting, and Labor Supply Effects of the Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion” (with Bruce D. Meyer, Matthew Stadnicki and Derek Wu). 2021. NBER Working Paper No. 29366.


The Effect of Relaxing Local Housing Market Regulations on the Number of Recipients of Federal Rental Housing Assistance Programs (with Amelia Irvine). 2021. SSRN Working Paper.

Evaluating the Success of President Johnson's War on Poverty: Revisiting the Historical Record Using a Full-Income Poverty Measure, NBER Working paper No. 26532, December 2019. With Richard V. Burkhauser, James Elwell and Jeff Larrimore.

The Impact of Social Disorder on Crime: The Case of Homelessness, AEI Economics Working Paper Series, July 2017. With Grace Finley.

A Price Theory of Altruistic Identity, AEI Economics Working Paper Series, September 2016

Designing Performance-Based Incentives when Service Providers Compete for Users to Help, AEI Economics Working Paper Series, June 2016

POLICY AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Addressing the Shortcomings of the Supplemental Poverty Measure, American Enterprise Institute, July 2, 2021. With Richard V. Burkhauser, Bruce D. Meyer, Angela Rachidi, Matt Weidinger, and Scott Winship.

Introducing a New Dataset to Better Understand Homelessness in the US (with Bruce D. Meyer and Angela Wyse). 2021. VoxEU.

Barriers to Work and Social Enterprise: Estimating the Target Population, American Enterprise Institute, July 20, 2017

Toward a More Efficient Housing Safety Net, AEI Economic Perspectives, April 25, 2017

Technology and Innovation in Homelessness Policy, 8th International Conference on Social Informatics: Workshop on Urban Homelessness and Wise Cities, November 2016

The Role of Community in Economical Rental Housing by Design for Communities that Work, AEI International Center on Housing Risk, October 3, 2016

Pay for Performance: A New Solution for Vulnerable Homeless Adults, AEI Economic Perspectives, April 26, 2016

A Tech Revolution for the Homeless: Taking Big Data to the Streets, American Enterprise Institute, April 11, 2016

On Utah’s 91 Percent Reduction in Chronic Homelessness, American Enterprise Institute, March 3, 2016

What Should We Do About Homeless Families? Comments on the Family Options Study, AEI Economic Perspectives, August 2015

Street Homelessness: A Disappearing Act? AEI Economic Perspectives, June 2015