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:
Less than 2°C warming by 2100 unlikely (with Adrian E. Raftery, Alec Zimmer, Dargan M.W. Frierson, and Peiran Liu), Nature: Climate Change, July 31, 2017.
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.
Some working papers
The Path to an Economics PhD (with Garrison Schlauch).
Feasible Generalized Least Squares Using Machine Learning (with Steve Miller).
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 245B. Winter 2018 syllabus.
GauchoSpace For Economics 140A. Fall 2017 syllabus.
GauchoSpace For Economics 241A. Fall 2017 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.
"Code and Data for the Social Sciences: A Practitioner’s Guide," by Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse M. Shapiro.
Washington Post on schools beating children
LA Times op-ed on smart highways
NPR on teacher salaries
LA Times op-ed on teacher salaries.