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I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and my primary research fields are corporate finance and industrial organization. I study the causes and consequences of firms engaging with social, political, and environmental issues. I also have related research on regulation, polarization, and discrimination.

Working Papers

Consuming Values

With Levi Boxell

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Awards: HEC Paris Top Finance Graduate Award

Journalist Ideology and the Production of News: Evidence from Movers

With Levi Boxell

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Does the Community Reinvestment Act Improve Consumers' Access to Credit?

With Jack Glaser, Matthew Plosser

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Media coverage: American Banker

The Gendered Impacts of Perceived Skin Tone: Evidence from African American Siblings in 1870–1940

With Ran Abramitzky, Roy Mill, Luke Stein

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Media coverage: National Affairs

What Explains Temporal and Geographic Variation in the Early US Coronavirus Pandemic?

With Hunt Allcott, Levi Boxell, Billy Ferguson, Matthew Gentzkow, Benny Goldman

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Media coverage: Vox | Forbes

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Affective Polarization did not Increase during the Coronavirus Pandemic

With Levi Boxell, James N. Druckman, Matthew Gentzkow

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2022, 17(4): 491-512.

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Polarization and Public Health: Partisan Differences in Social Distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

With Hunt Allcott, Levi Boxell, Matthew Gentzkow, Michael Thaler, David Y. Yang

Journal of Public Economics, 2020, 191: 104254.

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Media coverage: CNN | New York Times | Wired | Mother Jones | Reuters | LA Times | FiveThirtyEight | USA Today | Newsweek

Media Publications

Household Credit Access Equity: Does the CRA Move the Needle?

With Jack Glaser, Matthew Plosser

The FinReg Blog (Sponsored by the Duke Financial Economics Center), 2023.

Does the CRA Increase Household Access to Credit?

With Erica Bucchieri, Jack Glaser, Matthew Plosser

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics, 2023.

The Pandemic Actually Helped Bring Americans Together – Briefly

With Levi Boxell, James N. Druckman, Matthew Gentzkow

The Washington Post, Monkey Cage, 2021.

Who Pays What First? Debt Prioritization during the COVID Pandemic

With William J. Arnesen, Matthew Plosser

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics, 2021.

When Debts Compete, Which Wins?

With Matthew Plosser

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liberty Street Economics, 2017.
Media coverage: Wall Street Journal | Financial Times

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