Research

Published and Forthcoming

“The Effect of Education on Health and Mortality: Evidence from a Schooling Expansion in Romania” (with Andreea Mitrut and Cristian Pop-Eleches). Journal of Human Resources. Forthcoming

“Headstrong Girls and Dependent Boys: Gender differences in the labor market returns to childhood behavior” (joint with Robert Kaestner). Industrial and Labor Relations Review. March (2020)

“Parental Monitoring and Children's Internet Use: The Role of Information, Control, and Cues” (with Francisco Gallego and Cristian Pop-Eleches). Journal of Public Economics Vol. 188 (2020): 1-18

“Do Children Benefit from Internet Access? Experimental Evidence from Peru” (with Diether Beuermann, Julian Cristia, and Santiago Cueto). Journal of Development Economics Vol. 138 (2019): 41–56.

“The Impact of College Education on Mortality,” (with Kasey Buckles, Andreas Hagemann, Melinda Morrill, Abigail Wozniak). Journal of Health Economics Vol. 50 (2016): 99-114

“Is College a Worthwhile Investment?” (with Lisa Barrow). Annual Review of Economics Vol. 7 (2015): 519–55

“One Laptop Per Child at Home: Short-Term Impacts from a Randomized Experiment in Peru” (with Diether Beuermann, Julian Cristia, Yyannu Cruz-Aguayo, and Santiago Cueto). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 7, No. 2 (2015): 1-29

“The Impact of Class-Based Affirmative Action on Admission and Academic Outcomes in Israel,” (with Sigal Alon). Economics of Education Review, Vol. 40 (2014): 123-139

“Self-Selection and International Migration: New Evidence from Mexico,” (with Robert Kaestner). Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 96, No. 1 (2014): 78-91

“The Impact of College Education on Migration: Evidence from the Vietnam Generation,” (with Abigail Wozniak). Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 47, No. 4 (2012): 913-950

“School Tracking on Access to Higher Education among Disadvantaged Groups,” (with Cristian Pop-Eleches). Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 95, Nos. 11-12 (2011): 1538-1549

“Home Computer Use and the Development of Human Capital,” (with Cristian Pop-Eleches). Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 126, No. 2 (2011): 987-1027

“Discovering One’s Talent: Learning from Academic Specialization,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 62, No. 2 (2011): 375-405

“The Structure of European Higher Education in the Wake of the Bologna Reforms” in American Universities in a Global Market (ed. Charles Clotfelter) Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2010): 205-230

“General Education vs. Vocational Training: Evidence from an Economy in Transition,” (with Cristian Pop-Eleches). Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 92, No 1 (2010): 43-60

Working Papers

“Interactions between Family and School Environments: Access to Abortion and Selective Schools (with Leonard, Goff, Cristian Pop-Eleches and Miguel Urquiola). Revise & resubmit at the Journal of Human Resources.

“Does Vocational Education Work? Experimental Evidence from Mongolia” (with Erica Field, Leigh Linden, Daniel Rubenson, and Shing Yi Wang)

“Self-, Peer- and Teacher Perceptions under School Tracking” (with Andreea Mitrut, Kiki Pop-Eleches, and Miguel Urquiola).