Welcome!

I am a PhD candidate in Economics at Stanford University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. My research interests include applied microeconomics, political economy, and household finance. Currently I am working on projects which measure responses and outcomes associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and on projects which analyze how ideological preferences influence the actions of individuals, firms, and employees.

Working Papers

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

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

+/-Abstract | Replication Package

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, Forthcoming.

+/-Abstract | Replication Package

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, 191 (2020): 104254.

+/-Abstract | Replication Package | Ungated Manuscript
Media coverage: CNN | New York Times | Wired | Mother Jones | Reuters | LA Times | FiveThirtyEight | USA Today | Newsweek

Other Publications

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

Site template © Konrad B. Burchardi