Research

Publications

Multiple Measures of Historical Intergenerational Mobility: Iowa 1915 to 1940. 2018. Economic Journal 128(612):F446-F481.

Tenancy, Marriage, and the Boll Weevil Infestation, 1892-1930. 2017. Joint with Deirdre Bloome and Christopher Muller. Demography 54(3):1029-1049.

Racial inequality in the annual risk of Tuberculosis infection in the United States, 1910-1933. 2017. Joint with Jon Zelner and Christopher Muller. Epidemiology and Infection 145(9):1797-1840.

The Majority-Party Disadvantage: Revising Theories of Legislative Organization. 2017. Joint with Alexander Fouirnaies and Andrew B. Hall. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12(3):269-300.

Lead Exposure and Violent Crime in the Early Twentieth Century. 2016. Joint with Christopher Muller. Explorations in Economic History 62:51-86.

  • Awarded the 2017 Larry Neal Prize for the best article in Explorations in Economic History

How Legislators Respond To Localized Economic Shocks. 2015. Joint with Andrew B. Hall. Journal of Politics 77(4):1012-1030.

The Vicious Cycle: Fundraising and Perceived Viability in US Presidential Primaries. 2013. Joint with Cameron A. Shelton. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 8(1):1-40.

Working Papers

Intergenerational Mobility during the Great Depression

Automated Census Record Linking: A Machine Learning Approach

Capital Destruction and Economic Growth: The Effects of Sherman’s March, 1850-1920. Joint with James Lee and Filippo Mezzanotti.

From the Bargaining Table to the Ballot Box: Political Effects of Right to Work Laws. Joint with Alexander Hertel-Fernandez and Vanessa Williamson.

Regional and Racial Inequality in Infectious Disease Mortality in U.S. Cities, 1900–1948. Joint with Christopher Muller and Elizabeth Wrigley-Field.

Long-Term Causes of Partisanship: Evidence from Linked Census and Voterfile Data. Joint with Jacob Brown, Ryan Enos, and Soumyajit Mazumder.

Women’s Suffrage and Intergenerational Mobility

Information and Investment: Impacts of the Introduction of Rural Free Delivery. Joint with Martin Rotemberg.

How High-Income Neighborhoods Receive More Service from Municipal Government: Evidence from City Administrative Data. Joint with Andrew B. Hall.