Professor of Economics
California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210
Office: North Hall 30386
Tel: 805 893 2895
Fax: 805 893 8830
Far and away, the easiest way to contact me is by:
On the Distribution of Worker Productivity: The Case of Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement (with Dan Goldhaber), Statistics and Public Policy, Vol. 4 , Issue 1, 2017.
Toward Estimating Displaced Primary Production from Recycling: A Case Study of U.S. Aluminum, (with Trevor Zink and Roland Geyer), Journal of Industrial Ecology, forthcoming.
Functional diversity of catch mitigates negative effects of temperature variability on fisheries yields, (with Laura Dee, Steve Miller, Lindsey Peavey, Darcy Bradley, Rebecca Gentry, Steven Gaines, and Sarah Lester) Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Volume 283, issue 1836, August 2016.
A Market-Based Framework for Quantifying Displaced Production from Recycling or Reuse, (with Trevor Zink and Roland Geyer), Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 20, Issue 4, August 2016.
Choosing the More Likely Hypothesis," Foundations and Trends® in Econometrics: Vol. 7: No. 2, 2014.
Is it One Break or Ongoing Permanent Shocks That Explains U.S. Real GDP? (with Sui Luo), Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 66, September 2014.
On the Implicit Uniform BIC Prior,
Economics Bulletin, Vol. 34 No. 2, April 2014.
Nonexponential Discounting: A Direct
Test and Perhaps a New Puzzle, (with Kwok Ping Tsang), B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 12, Issue 1, November 2012.
Policy Evaluation vs Explanation of Outcomes in Education, Education Finance and Policy, Summer 2012.
Some working papers
Improved Estimation of Peer Effects Using Network Data (with Alex Wood-Doughty).
The Next Hundred Years of Growth: Growth and Convergence.
Are Recoveries All the Same: GDP and TFP?(with Yu-Fan Huang and Sui Luo).
On the Present Value Model in a Cross Section of Stocks (with Kwok Ping Tsang).
Bayesian Heteroskedasticity Robust Regression.
GauchoSpace For Economics 140A. Fall 2016 syllabus.
GauchoSpace For Economics 241A. Fall 2016 syllabus.
GauchoSpace For Economics 245E. Winter 2017 syllabus.
Goldin & Katz advice on writing a job market paper
Matlab code for Bayesian IV by Gibbs sampling.
Washington Post on schools beating children
LA Times op-ed on smart highways
NPR on teacher salaries
LA Times op-ed on teacher salaries.
Occasional blog posts at the Brookings Institution Brown Center Chalkboard