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Work in Progress

(titles subject to change)


  • Natural Disasters and Elective Medical Services: The Consequences of Forgone Healthcare (with Jonathan Gruber and Adrienne Sabety)
  • Natural Disasters and Municipal Bonds (with Jun Kyung Auh, Jaewon Choi, and Tim Park)
  • The Gendered Effects of COVID-19 on Time Use and Academic Research Productivity (with Olga Shurchkov and Jenna Stearns)
  • The Long-run Effects of Pollution (with Jim Archsmith and Erica Myers)
  • Pollution and Mortality in the United States: Evidence from 1972-1988 (with Julian Reif)
  • (When) Do Transfers Respond to Need? Evidence from Natural Disasters (with Benjamin Marx)

Working Papers


Firm-Level Financial Resources and Environmental Spills

with Jonathan Cohn
NBER Working Paper 24516

The Marginal Product of Climate

with Solomon Hsiang
NBER Working Paper 24072

Accepted and published articles


The Causal Effects of Place on Health and Longevity

with David Molitor
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2021, 35(4)

Modeling Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts

(Majid Shafiee-Jood, Tatyana Deryugina, Ximing Cai)
Weather, Climate, and Society, 2021, 13(3)

Is the Supply of Charitable Donations Fixed? Evidence from Deadly Tornadoes

with Benjamin Marx
American Economic Review: Insights, 2021, 3(3)

COVID-19 Disruptions Disproportionately Affect Female Academics

with Olga Shurchkov and Jenna Stearns
AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2021 (111)

Environmental Applications of the Coase Theorem

with Frances Moore and Richard Tol
Environmental Science and Policy, 2021, 120

Does When You Die Depend On Where You Live? Evidence From Hurricane Katrina

with David Molitor
American Economic Review, 2020, 110(11)

Geographic and Socioeconomic Heterogeneity in the Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution in the United States

with Nolan Miller, David Molitor, and Julian Reif
Environmental and Energy Policy and the Economy, volume 2

The Long-Run Dynamics Of Electricity Demand: Evidence From Municipal Aggregation

with Alex MacKay and Julian Reif
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2020, 12(1)

The Mortality And Medical Costs Of Air Pollution: Evidence From Changes In Wind Direction

with Garth Heutel, Nolan Miller, David Molitor, and Julian Reif
American Economic Review, 2019, 109(12)

The Distributional Consequences of Building Energy Codes

with Chris Bruegge and Erica Myers
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2019, 6(S1)

The Economic Impact Of Hurricane Katrina On Its Victims: Evidence From Individual Tax Returns

with Laura Kawano and Steven Levitt
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2018, 10(2)

Does The Samaritan’s Dilemma Matter? Evidence From U.S. Agriculture

with Barrett Kirwan
Economic Inquiry, 2018, 56(2)

Impacts of Crop Insurance on Water Withdrawals for Irrigation

with Megan Konar
Advances in Water Resources (top-ranked journal in water resources), 2017, 110.

The Fiscal Cost Of Hurricanes: Disaster Aid Versus Social Insurance

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2017, 9(3)

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: the Vanishing Beauty Premium

with Olga Shurchkov
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2015, 116: 331-345.

Does Beauty Matter in Undergraduate Education?

with Olga Shurchkov
Economic Inquiry, 2015, 53(2): 940-961