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)

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

Forthcoming, Regional Science and Urban Economics. (Download)

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 competition and migration: Evidence from the quartz crisis

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

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)