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WORKING PAPERS

 

Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks (with Peter Ganong, Damon Jones, Diana Farrell, Fiona Greig, and Chris Wheat). Working paper, June 2020.

Why do Borrowers Default on Mortgages? A New Method for Causal Attribution (with Peter Ganong). Working paper, July 2020.

 

COVID RELATED POLICY NOTES ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

(with Diana Farrell, Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig, Max Liebeskind, Daniel Sullivan, and Joseph Vavra)

Impact of receiving benefits, July 2020.

Impact of expiration of $600 weekly supplement, October 2020.

 

PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING PAPERS

 

Initial Impacts of the Pandemic on Consumer Behavior: Evidence from Linked Income, Spending, and Savings Data (with Natalie Cox, Peter Ganong, Joseph Vavra, Arlene Wong, Diana Farrell, and Fiona Greig). July 2020.
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, forthcoming.

US Unemployment Insurance Replacement Rates During the Pandemic (with Peter Ganong and Joseph Vavra). Replication Code.
Journal of Public Economics, November 2020.

Liquidity versus Wealth in Household Debt Obligations: Evidence from Housing Policy in the Great Recession (with Peter Ganong). Online Appendix; Replication Code
Winner of the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award.
American Economic Review, October 2020. 

Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications (with Peter Ganong). Non-technical summary;  Online Appendix; Spending Category Crosswalk; Replication Code. 
American Economic Review, July 2019 (Lead article).