Research

Working Papers

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

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). February 2021.

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"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). April 2021.

Conditionally Accepted at the American Economic Review.

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

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Publications

"Closing Time: the Local Equilibrium Effects of Prohibition" with Greg Howard (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). March 2021.

Forthcoming at the Journal of Economic History.

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