Working Papers

Health Care Centralization: The Health Impacts of Obstetric Unit Closures in the US (with Stefanie Fischer and Heather Royer), Forthcoming: AEJ Applied.

NBER Working Paper No. 23634, IZA Discussion Paper No. 15987
Press: Freakonomics MD Podcast

Do Cities Mitigate or Exacerbate Environmental Damages to Health? (with David Molitor), Forthcoming: Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Solicited Special Issue
NBER Working Paper No. 31990, IZA Discussion Paper No. 16678


Air Pollution and Suicide in Rural and Urban America: Evidence from Wildfire Smoke (with David Molitor and Jamie Mullins), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2023.

Press: Scientific American, NPR, Daily Beast, US News, CTV News

Measuring Social and Externality Benefits of Influenza Vaccination, Journal of Human Resources, 2021.

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12525
Press: LA Times, NPR (Marketplace), Tradeoffs Podcast, IFLScience, Reddit (front page), Marginal Revolution University,
Policy: White House Report

Population Mortality and Laws Encouraging Influenza Vaccination for Hospital Workers (with Mariana Carrera and Emily Lawler), Annals of Internal Medicine, 2021.

Press: See for summary

Can Access to Health Care Mitigate the Effects of Temperature on Mortality? (with Jamie Mullins), Journal of Public Economics, 2020.

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12717

Temperature and Mental Health: Evidence from the Spectrum of Mental Health Outcomes (with Jamie Mullins), Journal of Health Economics, 2019.

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12603
Press: Washington Post, Yahoo News, The Conversation, Men’s Health

The Impacts of Reduced Access to Abortion and Family Planning Services on Abortions, Births, and Contraceptive Purchases (with Stefanie Fischer and Heather Royer), Journal of Public Economics, 2018.

NBER Working Paper No. 23634, IZA Discussion Paper No. 10920
Press: NYT The Upshot, New York Times, Marginal Revolution, Houston Chronicle, MarketWatch
Policy: US Supreme Court Amicus Brief, Brookings Report

Can Paid Sick Leave Mandates Reduce Leave-Taking? (with Jenna Stearns), Labour Economics, 2018.

Press: Popular Science

The Dynamic Relationship Between Temperature and Morbidity, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017.

Using vehicle-to-grid technology for frequency regulation and peak-load reduction (with K. Max Zhang), Journal of Power Sources, 2011.