Job Market Seminar
"Automation and the Future of Work: Assessing the Role of Labor Flexibility"
"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…
"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…
"Immigrants, Legal Status, and Illegal Trade"
"Differences in On-the-Job Learning Across Firms"
"Flexible Wages, Bargaining, and The Gender Gap"
"Industrial clusters in the long run: Evidence from Million-Rouble plants in China"
"House Price Cycles, Wealth Inequality and Portfolio Reshuffling"
"Secondary School Expansion through Televised Lessons: The Labor Market Returns of the Mexican Telesecundaria"
"Hassles and Environmental Health Screenings: Evidence from Lead Tests in Illinois"
"Strategic Campaign Communication : Evidence from 30,000 Candidate Manifestos"
"Entering the Major Leagues: The Effect of Import Competition from the United States on Workers and Firms in an Emerging Economy"
"Optimal Risk Sharing with Time Inconsistency and Long-Run Risk"
"Sorting into Neighborhoods: The Role of Minimum Lot Sizes"
"Profit Sharing as a Bargaining Weapon Against Unions"
"The Pricing Kernel is U-shaped"
"Time-Varying Global Dollar Risk in Currency Markets"
"Correlations, Value Factor Returns, and Growth Options"
"How Integrated Are Corporate Bond and Stock Markets?"
"Valuing Flexibility: A Model of Discretionary Rest Breaks"