Job Market Seminar
"Flexible Wages, Bargaining, and The Gender Gap"
"Differences in On-the-Job Learning Across Firms"
"Immigrants, Legal Status, and Illegal Trade"
"Worth your weight: experimental evidence on the benefits of obesity in low-income countries" Abstract: This paper provides experimental evidence on the instrumental value of status signals in poor countries. I study the wealth-signaling value and associated financial benefits of obesity, a sign of status in many low-resource settings. My empirical strategy leverages two experiments that…
"Tell Me What You Grow and I'll Tell You What You Think: Westward Expansion and the Politics of Slavery in the US South" (joint with Federico Masera) Abstract: Slavery had long been one of the dominant labor institutions before its demise in the nineteenth century. This paper shows that changing economic interests determined shifts in…
"Automation and the Future of Work: Assessing the Role of Labor Flexibility"
"Immigration and Spatial Equilibrium: The Role of Expenditures in the Country of Origin"
"Who Writes the Check to the Government Does Matter: Evidence from Firm-to-firm Links"
"From Lapdogs to Watchdogs: Random Auditor Assignment and Municipal Fiscal Performance in Italy"