• Publications
  • Influence
Place of Work and Place of Residence: Informal Hiring Networks and Labor Market Outcomes
We use a novel research design to empirically detect the effect of social interactions on labor market outcomes. Using Census data on residential and employment locations, we examine whetherExpand
  • 690
  • 94
  • PDF
Migration and Hedonic Valuation: The Case of Air Quality
Conventional hedonic techniques for estimating the value of local amenities rely on the assumption that households move freely among locations. We show that when moving is costly, the variation inExpand
  • 438
  • 65
  • PDF
An Equilibrium Model of Sorting in an Urban Housing Market: The Causes and Consequences of Residential Segregation
This paper introduces an equilibrium framework for analyzing residential sorting, designed to take advantage of newly available restricted-access Census microdata. The framework adds an equilibriumExpand
  • 253
  • 31
  • PDF
Estimating Equilibrium Models of Sorting Across Locations
With the growing recognition of the role played by geography in all sorts of economic problems, there is strong interest in measuring the size and scope of local spillovers (i.e., simple anonymousExpand
  • 234
  • 29
  • PDF
A Note on the Equilibrium Properties of Locational Sorting Models
A central feature of many models of location choice - whether of firms or households, within or across cities - is the role of local interactions or spillovers, whereby the payoffs from choosing aExpand
  • 144
  • 29
  • PDF
A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods
This paper develops a dynamic model of neighborhood choice along with a computationally light multi-step estimator. The proposed empirical framework captures observed and unobserved preferenceExpand
  • 178
  • 25
  • PDF
Speculators and Middlemen: The Role of Flippers in the Housing Market
We study the behavior, strategy, and performance of investors who purchase homes with the intention of quickly re-selling or "ipping" them for a prot. Using detailed micro-level data on transactionsExpand
  • 58
  • 18
  • PDF
The Impact of Jury Race in Criminal Trials
This paper examines the impact of jury racial composition on trial outcomes using a unique data set of felony trials in Florida between 2000 and 2010. We utilize a research design that exploitsExpand
  • 165
  • 17
  • PDF
A Unified Framework for Measuring Preferences for Schools and Neighborhoods
This paper develops a comprehensive framework for estimating household preferences for school and neighborhood attributes in the presence of sorting. It embeds a boundary discontinuity design in aExpand
  • 111
  • 17
  • PDF
Separate When Equal? Racial Inequality and Residential Segregation
Standard intuition suggests that residential segregation in the United States will decline when racial inequality narrows. In this paper, we hypothesize that the opposite will occur. We note thatExpand
  • 110
  • 14
  • PDF