Journal articles, book chapters, and working papers by topic

Labor markets

The Changing (Dis-)Utility of Work

Journal of Economic Perspectives 32(3), 239-258, Summer 2018
with Greg Kaplan
[Working Paper] [NBER] [Published] [Appendix] [Data/Code] [News Coverage]

Measuring Job-Finding Rates and Matching Efficiency with Heterogeneous Jobseekers

American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 10(1), 1-32, January 2018
with Robert E. Hall
[Working Paper] [Published]

The Pervasive Importance of Tightness in Labor-Market Volatility

April 2017
with Robert E. Hall
[Working Paper]

Worker Betas: Five Facts About Systematic Earnings Risk

American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 107(5), 398–403, May 2017
with Fatih Guvenen, Jae Song, and Motohiro Yogo
[Working Paper] [Published][News Coverage]

Financial Expectations of First-Year Veterinary Students

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 247(2), 196–203, July 15, 2015
with Christine C. Lim, Margaret V. Root Kustritz, Laura K. Molgaard, and David Lee


Changing Patterns of Geographic Mobility and the Labor Market for Young Adults

Journal of Labor Economics 37(S1), S199-S241, January 2019
with Janna E. Johnson
[Working Paper] [Published] [Appendix]

Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration

International Economic Review 58(1), 57-94, February 2017
with Greg Kaplan
[Working Paper] [Published] [Appendix] [News Coverage] [Replication Materials]

Migration, Congestion Externalities, and the Evaluation of Spatial Investments

Journal of Development Economics 114, 189–202, May 2015
with Taryn Dinkelman
[Working Paper] [Published]

Interstate Migration Has Fallen Less Than You Think: Consequences of Hot Deck Imputation in the Current Population Survey

Demography 49(3), 1061–1074, August 2012
with Greg Kaplan
[Working Paper] [Published] [Data] [News Coverage] [Census Bureau response]

Negative Equity Does Not Reduce Homeowners’ Mobility

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review 35(1), 2–14, February 2012

Risk sharing

Heterogeneity and Risk Sharing in Village Economies

Quantitative Economics 5(1), 1–27, March 2014
with Pierre-André Chiappori, Krislert Samphantharak, and Robert M. Townsend
[Working Paper] [Published]

Portfolio Choices and Risk Preferences in Village Economies

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Working Paper 706
May 2013
with Pierre-André Chiappori, Krislert Samphantharak, and Robert M. Townsend
[Working Paper]

Heterogeneity and Tests of Risk Sharing

Journal of Political Economy 119(5), 925–58, October 2011
[Working Paper] [Published] [Data/Code/Appendix]

Heterogeneous Risk Preferences and the Welfare Cost of Business Cycles

Review of Economic Dynamics 11(4), 761–80, October 2008
[Working Paper] [Published] [Data/Code]

Negative Assortative Matching of Risk-Averse Agents with Transferable Expected Utility

Economics Letters 92(3), 383–88, September 2006

Monetary Economics

A Sequential Bargaining Model of the Fed Funds Market with Excess Reserves

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2018-08
May 2018
with James Clouse

Inflation at the Household Level

Journal of Monetary Economics 91, 19-38, November 2017
with Greg Kaplan
[Working Paper] [Published] [Appendix] [News Coverage]

Market-Based Probabilities: A Tool for Policymakers

March 2016
with Ron Feldman, Ken Heinecke, Narayana Kocherlakota, and Tom Tallarini
[Working Paper]


The Age-Time-Cohort Problem and the Identification of Structural Parameters in Life-Cycle Models

Quantitative Economics 9(2), 643-658, July 2018
[Working Paper] [Published] [Appendix]

Modeling the Evolution of Age and Cohort Effects

in Dynamic Demographic Analysis: Key Contemporary Issues in Measuring and Modeling, ed. R. Schoen, The Netherlands: Springer, February 2016
with Y. Claire Yang
[Working Paper] [Published]

The Intrinsic Estimator for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: What It Is and How to Use It

American Journal of Sociology 113(6), 1697–1736, May 2008
with Yang Yang, Wenjiang J. Fu, and Kenneth C. Land


Do Newspapers Matter? Short-Run and Long-Run Evidence from the Closure of The Cincinnati Post

Journal of Media Economics 26(2), 60–81, June 2013
with Miguel Garrido
[Working Paper] [Published] [Data/Code] [News Coverage]

Wealth and Entrepreneurship: What Can the Data Tell Us?

in Financial Services and Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, ed. L. Tejerina, C. Bouillon, and E. Demaestri, Inter-American Development Bank, December 2006

Blue Light Second Harmonic Generation in the Organic Crystal Ortho-Dicyanovinyl-Anisole

Applied Physics Letters 70(3), 283–85, 1997
with Carl H. Grossman and Erik R. Thoen