WORKING PAPERS

NEW!   “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 the 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. (under review) [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

“How Has Job Polarization Contributed to the Increase in Non-Participation of Prime-Age Men?” with Jonathan L. Willis.
“Minimum Wage Increases and Vacancies,” with Marianna Kudlyak and Murat Tasci.
“Demographics and Industry Dynamics,” with Kim J. Ruhl and Jonathan L.Willis.
“Job Polarization and the Natural Rate of Unemployment.”