Race, ethnicity, and discriminatory zoning (with Allison Shertzer and Randy Walsh)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016, 8(3), pp. 217-246. (Download)

Replication files

Danger zone: Land use and the geography of neighborhood crime

Journal of Urban Economics, 2017, 100, pp. 104-119. (Download)

Media references: CityLab, Planetizen. My non-technical writeup for LSE's USAPP blog.

Complementarity and identification

Econometric Theory, 2017, 33(5), pp. 1154-1185. (Download)

Zoning and the economic geography of cities (with Allison Shertzer and Randy Walsh)

Journal of Urban Economics, 2018, 105, pp. 20-39. (Download)

Media references: Houston Chronicle, CityLab.

The long-run impact of zoning: Institutional hysteresis and durable capital in Seattle, 1920-2015

Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2018, 73, pp. 155-169. (Download)

A machine learning approach to improving occupational income scores (with Martin Saavedra)

Explorations in Economic History, 2020, 75, 101304. (Download)

LIDO score data
Replication files

The long-run impact of zoning in U.S. cities

In Measuring the Effectiveness of Real Estate Regulation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Ronit Levine-Schnur, Springer, 2020. (Link)

Working papers and selected works in progress

Minority representation in local government (with Brian Beach, Daniel Jones, and Randy Walsh)

Revise & resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. (Download)

Media references: Boston Globe, National Affairs.

Trade shocks and growth: The impact of the quartz crisis in Switzerland

Revise & resubmit, Journal of International Economics. (Download)

Zoning and segregation in urban economic history (with Allison Shertzer and Randy Walsh)

Revise & resubmit, Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Land use regulation and individual welfare (with Brian Beach)


Public transit access and utilization across U.S. cities: Some stylized facts

The causes and consequences of exclusionary zoning: Evidence from postwar suburbia (with Ryan Gallagher and Allison Shertzer)