Research

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Working Papers

Poor Little Rich Kids?  The Determinants of the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth, NBER Working Paper #21409, July 2015, Revised July 2017, under revision for Review of Economic Studies. (Joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesi.)


Apply Yourself:  Racial and Ethnic Differences in College Application, NBER Working Paper #21368, July 2015, under revision for Education Finance and Policy. (Joint with Kalena Cortes and Jane Lincove.)


Sibling Spillovers, NBER Working Paper #23062, January 2017. (Joint with Sanni Breining, David Figlio, Jonathan Guryan, Krzysztof Karbownik, Helena Skyt Nielsen, Jeffrey Roth, and Marianne Simonsen.)


On the Origins of STEM: The Role of High School STEM Coursework in Occupational Determination and Labor Market Success in Mid-Life, (Joint with Ziwei He, Chandra Muller, and Alexandra Spitz-Oener.)

 

Publications

Breaking the Glass Ceiling? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway, NBER Working Paper #20256, July 2014, Revised July 2017, forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies. (Joint with Marianne Bertrand, Sissel Jensen, and Adriana Lleras-Muney.)

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This Is Only a Test? Long-Run and Intergenerational Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Radioactive Fallout, NBER Working Paper #18987, most recent version July 2017, forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics. (Joint with Aline Bütikofer, Paul Devereux, and Kjell Salvanes.)


Born to Lead?  The Effect of Birth Order on Non-Cognitive Skills, Review of Economics and Statistics. May 2018, Volume C, Number 2. (Joint with Erik Grönqvist and Björn Öckert.)


Learning to Take Risks?  The Effect of Education on Risk-Taking in Financial Markets, Review of Finance.  May 2018, Volume 22, Issue 3. (Joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesi.)


On the Origins of Risk Taking in Financial Markets, Journal of Finance. October 2017, Volume 72, Issue 5. (Joint with Paul Devereux, Petter Lundborg, and Kaveh Majlesi.) Online Appendix.


Healthy(?), Wealthy, and Wise:  Birth Order and Adult HealthEconomics and Human Biology, December 2016, Volume 23C. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Efficacy vs. Equity:  What Happens When States Tinker with College Admissions in a Race-Blind Era?  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, June 2016, Volume 38. (Joint with Kalena E. Cortes and Jane Arnold Lincove.)

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Does Grief Transfer across Generations?  Bereavements during Pregnancy and Child Outcomes, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 8, Number 1, January 2016. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Losing Heart? The Effect of Job Displacement on Health,  Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 68, Issue 4, August 2015. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Can You Leave High School Behind? Economics of Education Review, Volume 46, June 2015. (Joint with Jenna Cullinane, Rachel Douglas, and Jane Lincove.)


Academic Undermatching of High-Achieving Minority Students: Evidence from “Race-Neutral” and Holistic Admissions PoliciesAmerican Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Volume 105, Number 5, May 2015. (Joint with Kalena Cortes and Jane Lincove.)


Cash or Care?  The Effect of Childcare Subsidies on Academic OutcomesReview of Economics and Statistics, Volume 96, Issue 5, pages 824-837, 2014. (Joint with Paul Devereux, Katrine Loken, and Kjell Salvanes.)


Under Pressure?  The Effect of Peers on Outcomes of Young AdultsJournal of Labor Economics, Volume 31, Number 1, pages 119-153, January 2013.  (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Too Young to Leave the Nest?  The Effects of School Starting AgeReview of Economics and Statistics, Volume 93, Number 2, pages 455-467, May 2011.  (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Older and Wiser?  Birth Order and IQ of Young Men, CESifo Economic Studies, Volume 57, Issue 1, March 2011. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility, in Handbook of Labor Economics, Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, editors, North Holland Press, Elsevier, 2011.  Also available as NBER Working Paper Number 15889, April 2010. (Joint with Paul Devereux.)


Housing Valuation and School Performance, in Handbook of the Economics of Education, Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin, and Ludger Wossman, editors, North Holland Press, Elsevier, 2011.  (Joint with Stephen Machin.).


Explaining Women’s Success:  Technological Change and the Skill Content of Women’s WorkReview of Economics and Statistics, Volume 92, Issue 1, February 2010.  (Joint with Alexandra Spitz-Oener.)


Small Family, Smart Family? Family Size and the IQ Scores of Young MenJournal of Human Resources, Volume 45, Number 1, Winter, 2010. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Like Father, Like Son?  A Note on the Intergenerational Transmission of IQ ScoresEconomics Letters, Volume 105, Issue 1, October 2009.  (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Staying In the Classroom and Out of the Maternity Ward? The Effects of Compulsory Schooling Laws on Teenage Births. Economic Journal, Volume 118, Issue 530, July 2008. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


From the Cradle to the Labor Market? The Effect of Birth Weight on Adult OutcomesQuarterly Journal of Economics, March 2007. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


The More the Merrier? The Effect of Family Size and Birth Order on Children’s EducationQuarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 120, Issue 2, May 2005. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Why the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far: Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of EducationAmerican Economic Review, Volume 95, Number 1, March 2005. (Joint with Paul Devereux and Kjell Salvanes.)


Importing Equality? The Effects of Globalization on Gender DiscriminationIndustrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 57, Number 4, 540-559, July 2004. (Joint with Elizabeth Brainerd.)


What’s Driving the New Economy: Understanding the Role of Workplace PracticesEconomic Journal, Volume 114, Number 493, F97-116, February 2004. (Joint with Lisa Lynch.)


How Workers Fare When Employers InnovateIndustrial Relations, Volume 43, Issue 1, 44-66, January 2004. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch and Anya Krivelyova.)


Entrepreneurship and Bank StructureJournal of Finance, Volume 57, Number 6, 2807-33, December, 2002. (Joint with Philip Strahan.)


The Division of Spoils: Rent Sharing and Discrimination in a Regulated IndustryAmerican Economic Review, Volume 91, Issue 4, 814-31, September 2001. (Joint with Philip Strahan.)


How to Compete: The Impact of Workplace Practices and Information Technology on ProductivityReview of Economics and Statistics, Volume 83, Issue 3, 434-445, August 2001. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch.) Awarded Honorable Mention for the Minnesota Award honoring the best article published in a refereed journal on the role of institutions in the employment relationship or labor market in the last two years.


The Rise of Female Professionals: Women’s Response to Rising Skill DemandAmerican Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Volume 90, Issue 2, 450-455, May 2000. (Joint with Chinhui Juhn.)


Investigating the Link between Competition and DiscriminationMonthly Labor Review, December 1999.


Do Better Schools Matter? Parental Valuation of Elementary EducationQuarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 114, Issue 2, May 1999.


Meet The New Borrowers, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Current Issues in Economics and Finance, February 1999. (Joint with Donald P. Morgan.)


Beyond the Incidence of TrainingIndustrial and Labor Relations Review, Volume 55, Issue 1, 6481, October 1998. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch.)


Measuring the Value of Better SchoolsEconomic Policy Review, March 1998.


Human Capital Strategy and Productivity OutcomesAmerican Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 86(2), 263-267, May 1996. (Joint with Lisa M. Lynch.)