WORKING PAPERS

NEW!   “The Cyclical Behavior of Labor Force Participation,” with Willem Van Zandweghe, 2018. (submitted) [download]

NEW!   “Job Polarization and the Natural Rate of Unemployment in the United States,” Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper 18-03, 2018. (revision requested by Economics Letters)  [download]

“Health Care Reform or Labor Market Reform? A Quantitative Analysis of the Affordable Care Act,” with Makoto Nakajima, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper 15-10, 2015. (revision requested by Review of Economic Dynamics)  [download]

“Health Care Reform and Self-Employment: Evidence From Massachusetts,” with Thealexa Becker, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper 14-16, 2014.  [download]
               Covered by the BLS: Monthly Labor Review

“Under-Investment in State Capacity: The Role of Inequality and Political Instability,” with Mauricio Cardenas, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper 11-07, 2011. (submitted) [download]
              Cited in Tim Besley and Torsten Persson’s book: Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters. Princeton University Press, 2011

“Commodity Dependence and Fiscal Capacity,” with Mauricio Cardenas and Santiago Ramirez, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper 11-08, 2011. [download]

 WORK IN PROGRESS
“Job Polarization and the Decline in Labor Force Participation Among Prime-Age Individuals.”
“Minimum Wage Increases and Vacancies,” with Marianna Kudlyak and Murat Tasci.
“Demographics and Industry Dynamics,” with Kim J. Ruhl and Jonathan L.Willis.