Publications and working papers


Real-estate economics

Venoo Kakar, Joel Voelz, Julia Wu, and Julisa Franco, (2018) "The Visible Host: Does Race guide Airbnb rental rates in San Francisco?" Journal of Housing Economics , Volume 40, pp 25-40 (Earlier version circulated as "Effects of Host Race Information on Airbnb Listing prices in San Francisco")

Media: Marketplace Weekend (NPR), Journalist's Resource of Harvard Kennedy School, SF State News , National Affairs Magazine, NBC Bay Area

Replication in economics

Gerald Eric Daniels Jr. and Venoo Kakar, (2018) "Normalized CES supply-side system approach: how to replicate Klump, McAdam, and Willman (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007)", Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, 12 (2018-19): 1–13.

Media: Replication Wiki

Economic Demography

Gerald Eric Daniels Jr., Venoo Kakar, and Anoshua Chaudhuri, (2017) "Racial Differences in Transitions to Marriage For Unmarried Mothers" Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 370-389.

PubMed (Open Access) | Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study database| Media: Institute of Family Studies | National Affairs magazine

Economic Growth

Gerald Daniels and Venoo Kakar, (2017) "Economic Growth and the CES Production Function With Human Capital" Economics Bulletin, Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 930-951

Papers under revision/review


On the Redistributional Effects of Long-Run Inflation in a Cash-in-Advance Economy with Gerald Eric Daniels Jr.

Monetary Policy

Asset Prices and Optimal Monetary Policy Rules with Stefano d'Addona and Marcelle Chauvet

Education economics

Student Loan Debt and Financial Health of U.S. Households, with Gerald Eric Daniels Jr. and Olga Petrovska

Work in progress

An Evaluation of Monetary Policy Rules under changing Financial Conditions, with Gerald Eric Daniels Jr.

Student Debt and Racial Gaps in Asset Diversification, with Gerald Eric Daniels Jr.