Research

Publications

1. Disparities in PM2.5 air pollution in the United States, (2020) Science, Vol. 369, Issue 6503, pp. 575-578. (ungated)


Media: AAAS, Reuters, the Guardian, Science News, NPR, E&E news, Gizmodo, UPI news, UVA Today.

2. Temperature, Labor Reallocation, and Industrial Production: Evidence from India Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics


Media: VoxDev

3. Rainfall Variability, Child Labor, and Human Capital Accumulation in Rural Ethiopia Forthcoming, American Journal of Agricultural Economics (FEEM Award Winner 2013)

4. What is the Meaning of (Statistical) Life? Benefit-Cost Analysis in the Time of COVID-19, (2020) Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 36, Issue Supplement 1, S56–S63.

Working Papers

1. The Grandkids Aren't Alright: The Intergenerational Effects of Prenatal Pollution Exposure, with John Voorheis (U.S. Census) (Under Review)

2. Does Pricing Carbon Mitigate Climate Change? Firm-Level Evidence from the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, with Ralf Martin (Imperial), Mirabelle Muuls (Imperial), and Ulrich Wagner (Mannheim) (Under Review)

3. Why are Pollution Damages Lower in Developed Countries? Insights from High-Income, High-Particulate Matter Hong Kong, with Dajun Lin (A.I.R), Siying Liu (Wake Forest) and Jay Shimshack (UVA) (Under Review)

4. Rainfall Variability, Consumption Smoothing, and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia with Yonas Alem (R&R American Journal of Agricultural Economics)

5. Access to Guns in the Heat of the Moment: The Effect of Gun Laws on Violent Crime, with Jennifer Doleac (Texas A&M) (Coming Soon!)

Selected Work in Progress:

1. The Economics of Marine Conservation, with Robin Burgess (LSE) and Michael Greenstone (Chicago)

2. Do Pollution Offsets Offset Pollution? Evidence from the Clean Development Mechanism in India, with Raphael Calel (Georgetown) and Antoine Dechezlepretre (LSE)

3. Measuring and Explaining Electricity Productivity Differences Across Countries, with Stephie Fried (ASU), David Lagakos (UCSD), and Chistos Makridis (ASU)

4. The Baltic Exchange: Weather Risk and International Trade in Early Modern Europe, with Simon Alder (UNC Chapel Hill) and Kerem Coşar (UVA)

5. Economic Opportunity and the Environment, with John Voorheis (U.S. Census Bureau) and Brennan Williams (UVA)

6. Every Little Thing It Does is Tragic: A Closer Look at the Pollution-Earnings Relationship, with John Voorheis (U.S. Census Bureau)

7. Are You Experienced? The Diminishing Economic Consequences of Hurricanes in the United States, with Brennan Williams (UVA)

Resting Papers:

1. Temperature and Production in a Globalized World: Evidence from French Manufacturing Firms, with Ralf Martin (Imperial College), Mirabelle Muuls (Imperial College) and Ulrich Wagner (University of Mannheim)

Other Writing:

1. Air Pollution and the Public's Health, Public Health Post, Boston University School of Public Health, with Jay Shimshack

2. Fine-particle air pollution has decreased across the US, but poor and minority communities are still the most polluted, The Conversation, with Jay Shimshack

3. Evaluating the EU Emissions Trading System: Take it or leave it? An assessment of the data after 10 years, with Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muûls, and Ulrich Wagner

4. Energy and the Environment: A Cold Climate for Climate Change Policies? CEP Election Analysis 2015 with Ralf Martin and Antoine Dechezleprêtre

Media: New Scientist, Climate Brief, The Guardian, The Ecologist

5. Urbanization, Growth, and Development: Evidence from India