Current Research

In current research, I explore the consequences of student loan policies, dig deeper into the effect of government sanctions on for-profit colleges, and examine factors that affect student transitions from high school to college. I am also excited to study educational programs in prisons and community reentry programs.

I list some working papers below — contact me for a current version.

  • How High Schools Explain Students’ Initial Colleges and Majors (with Cory Koedel). Earlier version available as CALDER Working Paper 165.

Journal Publications

Click on paper titles to view the paper. Contact me for a copy of any gated article.

Education Regulation and Sectors

Education Finance

Consumer Finance


  • Race and Gender Effects on Employer Interest in Job Applicants: New Evidence from a Resume Field Experiment (with Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Francisco Perez-Arce, & Katie Wilson). Applied Economics Letters, 23(12), 2016.