Published papers

The Stickiness of Pandemic-Driven Disenrollment from Public Schools  (Econ of Ed Review, 2024)

The COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupted Both School Bullying and Cyberbullying (2022, AER: Insights)

The Pandemic’s Effect on Demand for Public Schools, Homeschooling, and Private Schools (2022, JPubE)

Racial Diversity and Measuring Merit: Evidence from Boston’s Exam School Admissions (2022, EFP)

Ability Signals and Rigorous Coursework: Evidence from AP Calculus Participation (2022, Econ of Ed Review)

O Brother, Where Start Thou? Sibling Spillovers on College and Major Choice in Four Countries (2021, QJE)

Inequality in Household Adaptation to Schooling Shocks: Covid-Induced Online Learning Engagement in Real Time (2021, JPubE)

Learning is Inhibited by Heat Exposure, Both Internationally and Within the U.S. (2021, Nature Human Behavior)

Nudging at Scale: Experimental Evidence from FAFSA Completion Campaigns (2021, JEBO)

Heat and Learning (2020, AEJ:Policy)

Take Two! SAT Retaking and College Enrollment Gaps (2020, AEJ:Policy)

The Labor of Division: Returns to Compulsory High School Math Coursework (2019, JOLE)

Can Online Delivery Increase Access to Education? (2019, JOLE)

Intensive College Counseling and the Enrollment and Persistence of Low Income Students (2018, EFP)

Access to Four-Year Public Colleges and Degree Completion (2017, JOLE)

Can States Take Over and Turn Around School Districts? Evidence from Lawrence, Massachusetts (2017, EEPA) 

Objective Course Placement and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration (2017, EER)

Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra (2015, JHR)

A Few Goodmen: Surname-Sharing Economist Coauthors (2015, Economic Inquiry)

Middle School Math Acceleration and Equitable Access to 8th Grade Algebra (2015, EEPA) 

The Relationship Between Siblings’ College Choices: Evidence from One Million SAT‐Taking Families (2015, EER)

Merit Aid, College Quality and College Completion: Massachusetts' Adams Scholarship as an In-Kind Subsidy (2014, AEJ:Applied)

The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain Structure and Human Capital Accumulation (2014, JEP)

Ability-Tracking, Instructional Time, & Better Pedagogy: Double-Dose Algebra and Student Achievement (2014, AER:P&P)

Bankruptcy Law and The Cost of Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates (2014, JLEO)

Skills, Schools, and Credit Constraints: Evidence from Massachusetts (2010, EFP)

Who Merits Financial Aid?: Massachusetts' Adams Scholarship (2008, JPubE)