Associate Professor of Economics
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Office (831) 459-2848
FAX (831) 459-5077
Publications and Forthcoming
"Are Bid Preferences Benign? The Effect of Small Business Subsidies in Highway Procurement
Journal of Public Economics 91:7-8, August 2007, p. 1591-1624.
"Measuring Illegal Activity and the Effects of
Regulatory Innovation: Tax Evasion and the Dyeing of Untaxed Diesel", (with Erich Muehlegger) Journal of Political Economy
116:4, p.633-666, August 2008.
"The Effects of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Developments on
Neighborhoods," (with Nathaniel Baum-Snow) Journal of Public
Economics 93:5, June 2009, p. 654-666.
"How Costly is Affirmative Action? Government Contracting and California's
Proposition 209", Review of Economics and Statistics 91:3, August 2009, p. 503-522.
"Firm Racial Segregation and Affirmative Action
in the Highway Construction Industry",
Small Business Economics 33:4, p. 441-453, December 2009.
"Skipping class in college and exam performance: Evidence from a regression discontinuity classroom experiment," (with Carlos Dobkin
and Ricard Gil) Economics of Education Review 29:4, p. 566-575,
Older working paper version
"Affirmative Action and the Utilization of Minority- and Women-Owned
Businesses in Highway Procurement", February 2009, Economic Inquiry 49:3, p. 899-915, July 2011.
"Fuel Tax Incidence and Supply
Conditions," (with Erich Muehlegger) Journal of Public Economics 95:9-10, October 2011, p. 1202-1212.
Link to working paper version
"Affirmative Action Programs and Business Ownership among Minorities and Women",
(with Rob Fairlie) Small Business Economics, 39:2, p. 319-339, September 2012.
"The Role of Repeated Interactions, Self-Enforcing Agreements and Relational [Sub]Contracting:
Evidence from California Highway Procurement Auctions," (with Ricard
Gil) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 29:2, p. 239-77, April 2013.
the Enemy: Horizontal Subcontracting in Highway Procurement," Journal of Industrial Economics 63:1, p. 100-128, 2015.
"Tax compliance and fiscal externalities: Evidence from U.S. diesel
taxation," (with Erich Muehlegger), November 2014.
"Segregation, Discrimination, and Firm Entry: Evidence from
Post-war African-American Movie Theaters," (with Ricard Gil), November 2014.
"Do the Laws of Tax Incidence Hold? Point of Collection and the Pass-through of State
Diesel Taxes," (with Wojciech Kopczuk, Erich Muehlegger, and Joel Slemrod), April 2014.
NBER Digest Coverage
"Average Marginal Tax Rates Revisited: A Comment", joint with
Casey Mulligan, Harris School of Public Policy Working Paper 01:4, February 2001