Research Activity

Primary: Labor and urban economics
Secondary: Innovation spillovers, technological change, agglomeration, human capital, discrimination.

Working Papers

“The Effect of Intensive Margin Changes to Task Content on Employment Dynamics over the Business Cycle” (R&R- Industrial and Labor Relations Review) [PDF]

“Money for Something: The Link between Research Funding and Innovation” with Julia Lane, Britta Glennon, and Raviv Murciano-Goroff (R&R- Research Policy)

"Publish or Perish: Selective Attrition as an Unifying Explanation for Lifecycle Patterns in Innovation” with Huifeng Yu, Gerald Marschke, Joseph Staudt, Bruce A. Weinberg. (Under Review)

“Addressing Seasonality in Veil of Darkness Tests for Discrimination: A Regression Discontinuity Approach” with Stephen L. Ross and Jesse J. Kalinowski. (Under Review) [PDF]

 “Endogenous Driving Behavior in Veil of Darkness Tests for Racial Profiling” with Stephen L. Ross and Jesse J. Kalinowski. (Finalizing draft) [PDF]

"The Impact of French Cancer Research: A New Approach” with Gérard Chevalier, Christine Chomienne, Nicolas Guetta Jeanrenaud, and Julia Lane. (Under Review)

“Worker Skills and Job Displacement” with Kenneth A. Couch. [PDF]

Published Papers

“Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: The Geography of Police Stops” with Stephen L. Ross and Jesse J. Kalinowski. American Economic Association P&P, May 2019. Forthcoming. [PDF]

“Routine-Biased Technical Change: Panel Evidence of Task Orientation and Wage Effects”, Labour Economics. 2017.

“Predicting Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Beyond Medline” with Vetle Torvik, Adam Kehoe, and Neil Smalheiser; Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Proceedings of SWM 2017 : 1st Workshop on Scholarly Web Mining. 2017.

“Contextualization and Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training: A National Program Review” with Couch, Kenneth and Jessica Vavrek; Journal of Labor Research. 2017.

Book Chapters

“The food safety research workforce and economic outcomes” with Akina Ikudo and Julia Lane, Ch. 6 of Measuring the Economic Value of Research : The Case of Food Safety; Edited by K. G. Husbands Fealing, S. R. Johnson, J. King, and J. I. Lane. Forthcoming at Cambridge University Press.

“Assessing the effects of food safety research on early career outcomes” with Stanley R. Johnson and John King, Chapter 8 of Measuring the Economic Value of Research : The Case of Food Safety; Edited by K. G. Husbands Fealing, S. R. Johnson, J. King, and J. I. Lane. Forthcoming at Cambridge University Press.

Research in Progress

Papers in Progress

“Skills and Spills: Pathways between Research and Innovation” with Julia I. Lane, Joseph Staudt, and Bruce Weinberg.

“The Veil of Cloud Cover: An Alternative Measure of Visibility for Examining Discrimination in Police Stops” with Stephen L. Ross and Jesse J. Kalinowski.

“The Effects of Own and Field Career Age on Research Productivity in Biomedical Science” [Working Title] with Bruce Weinberg, Huifeng Yu, Gerald Marschke, and Joseph Staudt.

“Hidden Ceilings in Science: Gender and Program Funding” with Matthew B. Ross, Nicolas G. Jeanrenaud, Bruce A. Weinberg, and Julia I. Lane.

Preliminary Stage Projects

Using UMETRICS data to examine collaboration networks with Raviv Murciano-Goroff, Britta Glennon, Russel Funk, and Julia Lane.

Assessing police training programs using granular administrative data and a quasi-experimental design with Stephen L. Ross and Jesse J. Kalinowski.