Research

Working Papers

"Who Watches the Watchmen? Local News and Police Behavior in the United States" with Nicola Mastrorocco (Trinity College Dublin). August 2021.

Revise & Resubmit at the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Winner of the European Economic Association Young Economist Award 2020.

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"Gender Attitudes in the Judiciary: Evidence from U.S. Circuit Courts" with Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich) and Daniel L. Chen (Toulouse School of Economics). July 2021.

Revise & Resubmit at the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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"Civil Service Reforms: Evidence from U.S. Police Departments." July 2019.

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Publications

"The Challenges of Universal Health Insurance in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Large Scale Randomized Experiment in Indonesia" with Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Amy Finkelstein (MIT), Rema Hanna (Harvard University), Ben Olken (MIT) and Sudarno Sumarto (TNP2K and SMERU).

American Economic Review. Vol. 111 (9), pp. 3035-63. September 2021.

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"Closing Time: the Local Equilibrium Effects of Prohibition" with Greg Howard (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).

The Journal of Economic History. Vol. 81 (3), pp. 792-930. September 2021.

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