Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University, 2007
M.A. in Economics, Stanford University, 2005
B.A. in Economics, Brigham Young University, 2002
"Do Family Wealth Shocks Affect Fertility Choices? Evidence from the Housing Market Boom and Bust"
Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming)
with Michael F. Lovenheim
"Women and the Choice to Study Economics"
Journal of Economic Education (2012) 43:4, 349-362.
with Tisha L. N. Emerson and KimMarie McGoldrick
"A Bayesian Analysis of Payday Loans and Their Regulation"
Journal of Econometrics (2012) 171:2, 205-216.
with Mingliang Li and Justin L. Tobias
"Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth"
Environment and Development Economics (2012) 17:3, 317-353.
with Kenneth Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence Goulder, and Kirsten Oleson
Also published as NBER Working Paper 16599.
Comments on this paper by Robert Solow, Kirk Hamilton, and Sjak Smulders.
"Measuring Inclusive Wealth at the State Level in the United States"
in UNU-IHDP and UNEP (2012) Inclusive Wealth Report 2012.
Cambridge:Camridge University Press, pp. 69-86.
"Fertility and the Personal Exemption: Comment"
American Economic Review (2011) 101:4, 1616-28.
with Gopi Shah Goda and Richard Crump.
Also published as a chapter in my dissertation under the title "Fertility Response to the Tax Treatment of Children" and as NBER Working Paper 15984.
"Student Performance in Undergraduate Economics Courses"
Journal of Economic Education (2011) 42:3, 275-282.
with Matthew W. Ohland.
"The Efficiency Cost of Child Tax Benefits"
National Tax Association Proceedings of the 101st Annual Conference (2010) 201-207.
"China, the U.S., and Sustainability: perspectives Based on Comprehensive Wealth"
in Is Economic Growth Sustainable? (2010) Geoff Heal editor, International Economics Association Volume 148, Palgrave Macmillan. With Kenneth Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence Goulder, and Kirsten Oleson.
Purdue Research Foundation Faculty Grant, 2012
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, 2009 - 2010
Institute for Research on Poverty USDA Research Grant, 2008 - 2009
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Grant, 2008 - 2009
HONORS and AWARDS:
Favorite Professor Award presented by the Purdue Econ Club, 2011
John and Mary Willis Young Faculty Scholar, Krannert School of Management, 2010
Kapnick Dissertation Fellowship, SIEPR, 2007
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Spring 2005
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Winter 2005
Research Fellowship, John M. Olin Program in Law and Econ, 2004 - 2007
Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Fall 2003
Econ Dept Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2002 - 2003
Economics Dept. Valedictorian, Brigham Young Univ, August 2002
Edwin Hinckley Scholarship, Brigham Young Univ, 2001 - 2002
Carlton Infanger Scholarship, Brigham Young Univ, 2001 - 2002
Trustees Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 1996 - 2001