Faculty Research

Below is a small selection of some of our faculty's recent publications and working papers. You can also view faculty by field or in alphabetical order.

Recent Faculty Research

"Cutting Out the Middleman: The Structure of Chains of Intermediation," Matthew Grant and Meredith Startz, NBER Working Paper June 2022

"Bridging the Technological Divide : Technology Adoption by Firms in Developing Countries," Diego Comin, Xavier Cirera, Marcio Cruz, The World Bank Productivity Project

"Insurance Design and Pharmaceutical Innovation," Leila Agha, Soomi Kim, and Danielle Li, American Economic Review: Insights Vol. 4, Issue 2 June 2022

"Drug Diffusion through Peer Networks: The Influence of Industry Payments," Leila Agha and Dan Zeltzer, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2022, 14(2): 1–33

"Do senators and house members beat the stock market? Evidence from the STOCK Act," William Belmont, Bruce Sacerdote, Ranjan Sehgal and IanVan Hoek, Journal of Public Economics Volume 207, March 2022, 104602

"The economics of social entrepreneurship,"  Andrew A. Samwick, The Journal of Economic Education, DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2022.2038329, Feb 2022

"Testing fractional doses of COVID-19 vaccines," Witold WieRceka, Amrita Ahujab, Esha Chaudhuria, Michael Kremera, Alexandre Simoes Gomesa, Christopher M. Snyder, Alex Tabarrokf, and Brandon Joel Tang, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 2022 Vol. 119 No. 8

Some Research from 2021

"Neighborhoods Matter: Assessing the Evidence for Place Effects," Eric Chyn and Lawrence F. Katz, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 35, Number 4, Fall 2021—Pages 197–222

"Rising Geographic Disparities in US Mortality," Benjamin K. Couillard, Christopher L. Foote, Kavish Gandhi, Ellen Meara, and Jonathan Skinner, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 35, Number 4, Fall 2021, Pages 123–146

"A Simple Method for Bounding the Elasticity of Growing Demand with Applications to the Analysis of Historic Antitrust Cases," Wallace P. Mullin, Christopher M. Snyder, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics vol. 13, no. 4, November 2021 (pp. 172-217)

"Distance, trade, and income — The 1967 to 1975 closing of the Suez canal as a natural experiment," James Feyrer, Journal of Development Economics Volume 153, November 2021, 102708.

"The Long-Run Effects of School Racial Diversity on Political Identity," Stephen B. Billings, Eric T. Chyn, Kareem Haggag, American Economic Review: Insights, vol. 3, no. 3 September 2021 (pp. 267-84)

"Social Norms, Labour Market Opportunities, and the Marriage Gap Between Skilled and Unskilled Women," Marianne Bertrand, Patricia Cortes, Claudia Olivetti, Jessica Pan, The Review of Economic Studies, Volume 88, Issue 4, July 2021, Pages 1936–1978.

"Quantitative Analysis of Multiparty Tariff Negotiations," Kyle Bagwell, Robert W. Staiger, Ali Yurukoglu, Econometrica: July 2021, Volume 89, Issue 4.

"A Few Bad Apples Racial Bias in Policing," Felipe Goncalves, Steven Mello, American Economic Review 2021, 111(5): 1406-1441.

"Pay Me Later: Savings Constraints and the Demand for Deferred Payments," Lasse Brune, Eric Chyn, Jason Kerwin, American Economic Review 2021, 111(7): 2179-2212.

"Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price effects," Diego Comin, Martí Mestieri, Danial Lashkari, Econometrica: January 2021, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp 311-374.

Some Research from 2020

"Universal Gravity," Treb Allen, Costas Arkolakis, Yuta Takahashi, Journal of Political Economy 2020 Volume 128 (2): 393-433.

"Children, unhappiness and family finances," David G. Blanchflower, Andrew E. Clark, Journal of Population Economics 34, 625-653 (2021)

"Does Universal Preschool Hit the Target? Program Access and Preschool Impacts," Elizabeth Cascio, Journal of Human Resources 0220-10728R1; published ahead of print January 11, 2021.

"Geographic Dispersion of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the Fracking revolution: Reply," James Feyrer, Erin Mansur, Bruce Sacerdote, American Economic Review, Vol 110(6): 1914-1920, June 2020.

 

Some Research from 2019

James Feyrer, "Trade and Income—Exploiting Time Series in Geography" American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2019

Eric Zitzewitz, "An Event Long-Short Index: Theory and Applications" (with Raymond Fisman), American Economic Review: Insights, December 2019

Jonathan Zinman, "Long-run price elasticities of demand for microcredit: Evidence from a countrywide field experiment in MexicoOpens in a new window" (with Dean Karlan), Review of Economic Studies, July 2019

Na'ama Shenhav, "A Reason to Wait: The Effect of Legal Status on Teen Pregnancy" (with Elira Kuka and Kevin Shih), American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, May 2019.

Erzo Luttmer, "The Value of Medicaid: Interpreting Results from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment"  (with Amy Finkelstein and Nathaniel Hendren), Journal of Political Economy Volume 127, Number 6, December 2019

Diego Comin, "Endogenous Technology Adoption and R&D as Sources of Business Cycle Persistence" (with Diego Anzoategui, Mark Gertler and Joseba Martinez) American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, July 2019

Some Research from 2018

Nina Pavcnik, "Export Markets and Labor Allocation in a Low-Income Country" (with Brian McCaig) American Economic Review, July 2018.

Diego Comin, "If Technology Has Arrived Everywhere, Why Has Income Diverged?" (with Martí Mestieri) American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, July 2018.

Ethan Lewis, "Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion" (with Michael A. Clemens, Hannah M. Postel) American Economic Review, June 2018.

Jonathan Skinner, "Health Care Employment Growth and the Future of US Cost Containment" (with Amitabh Chandra) JAMA, April 2018.

Erzo Luttmer, Andrew Samwick, "The Welfare Cost of Perceived Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from Social Security" American Economic Review, 108(2), pp. 275-307, February 2018

Paul Novosad, "Who Runs the International System? Nationality and Leadership in the United Nations Secretariat" (with Eric Werker) The Review of International Organizations, January 2018