PUBLICATIONS

The Effect of Pollution on Office Workers: Evidence from Call Centers in China
 with Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Tal Gross and Matthew J. Neidell
Selected Press Coverage: The Economist, PBS NewsHourWashington Post, Yahoo!
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (accepted)

Something in the Air: Pollution and the Demand for Health Insurance
 with Wei Huang and Yongxiang Wang 
Review of Economic Studies (accepted)

Going to Pot? Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Crime
 with Mireille Jacobson
Selected Press Coverage: Los Angeles Times, Curbed, EntrepreneurPacific Standard, N.Y. Daily NewsL.A. Weekly
Journal of Urban Economics, 100, 2017

Physician Agency and Patient Survival
 with Craig C. Earle, M.D. and Mireille Jacobson and Joseph Newhouse
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 134, 2017

Being Surprised by the Unsurprising: Earnings Seasonality and Stock Returns
 with Samuel M. Hartzmark and David Solomon and Eugene F. Soltes
Review of Financial Studies, 30(1), 2007
Selected Press Coverage: BloombergBloomberg View, Alpha ArchitectCapital Ideas
Awards: Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award, California Corporate Finance Conference Best Paper Award

Particulate Pollution and the Productivity of Pear Packers
 with Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Tal Gross and Matthew J. Neidell
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(3), 2016
Selected Press Coverage: The EconomistWashington PostBusiness Insider, Freakonomics

Looking for Someone to Blame: Delegation, Cognitive Dissonance, and the Disposition Effect 
 with David Solomon and Mark Westerfield
Journal of Finance, 71(1), 2016
Selected Press Coverage: Financial Times, CNNAlpha ArchitectIgnites, Psychology Today

How Many Pears Would a Pear Packer Pack if a Pear Packer Could Pack Pears at Quasi-Exogenously Varying Piece Rates? 
 with Tal Gross
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 99, 2014. Lead Article
Selected Press Coverage: Don't Panic Geocast

Natural Disaster Management: Earthquake Risk and Hospitals' Provision of Essential Services in California 
 with Mireille Jacobson 
Regulation versus Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Law, Daniel Kessler, ed. 2010, University of Chicago Press

 

Working Papers

What Do Not-For-Profit Hospitals Maximize? Evidence from California's Seismic Retrofit Mandate 
 with Mireille Jacobson
(Revision Requested, Journal of Public Economics)

Judge Specific Difference in Chapter 11 and Firm Outcomes
 with Antoinette Schoar
(Revision Requested, Journal of Finance)

Categorical Consideration: Theory, Evidence and Market Implications

Experiments in Choice: An Experimental Evaluation of Discrete-Choice Models of Product Differentiation 
 with Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir

 

Shorter publications

Going to Pot?  The Impact of Dispensary Closures on Crime
 with Mireille Jacobson
CATO Institute Research Briefs in Economic Policy, 90, November 2017

When a Retail Store Closes, Crime Increases Around It
 with Mireille Jacobson
Harvard Business Review, June 2017

Air Pollution is Making Office Workers Less Productive
 with Joshua Graff Zivin, Tal Gross and Matthew Neidell
Harvard Business Review, September 2016

Being Surprised by the Unsurprising: Earnings Seasonality and Stock Returns
 with Samuel M. Hartzmark, David H. Solomon and Eugene F. Soltes
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, September 2016

The effect of pollution on worker productivity: Evidence from call-centre workers in China
 with Joshua Graff Zivin, Tal Gross and Matthew Neidell
Vox EU, July 2016

 

WORKs in progress

Neural Dynamics and Decision-Making in a Financial Trading Task
 with Cary Frydman and Alison Harris