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)

Media references: White House CEA blog.

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)

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

Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2022, 74, 103652. (Download)

Trade competition and migration: Evidence from the quartz crisis

Journal of International Economics, 2022, 138, 103653. (Download)

Replication files

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.

Land use regulation and individual welfare (with Brian Beach)


The long run impacts of suburban zoning (with Ryan Gallagher and Allison Shertzer)

Municipal socialism in the United States, 1900-1940 (with James Siodla)

Racial exclusion through the channel of public amenities (with Aradhya Sood)

Developer networks and the spread of racial covenants (with Milena Almagro, Ben Couillard, Kirsten Delegard, and Aradhya Sood)

Shutting down Japantown: The effects of WWII internment on Japanese-American enclaves (with Martin Saavedra)