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Completed Papers:

"Ideology and Migration After the American Civil War" with Laura Salisbury and Allison Shertzer - The Journal of Economic History, September 2018 Download Paper.

"Patronage Politics and the Development of the Welfare State: Evidence from Confederate Pensions in the U.S. South" The Journal of Economic History, December 2016. Download Paper.

"The Long Run Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families" with Anna Aizer, Joseph Ferrie and Adriana Lleras-Muney, The American Economic Review, April 2016. Download Paper. Corrigendum. Featured on; NPR; New York Times. Mothers' Pension Website.

"Income Effects on Health: Evidence from Union Army Pensions." The Journal of Economic History, June 2015. Download Paper.

"Caloric Requirements and Food Consumption Patterns of the Poor" (2015 - NBER Working Paper #21697), with Nicholas Li, under review. Download Paper.

"Income and Health in African America: Evidence from Union Army Pensions" with Trevon Logan and Boriana Miloucheva (2017).

Works in Progress

"Do Youth Employment Programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal" with Anna Aizer, Keyoung Lee, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Rodrigo Pinto and Barbara Smith

"Marrying the Right Man: "Marrying the Right Man:  The Effect of Welfare Transfers on Marriage" with Anna Aizer and Adriana Lleras-Muney

"The Multigenerational Persistence of Welfare Receipt" with Laura Salisbury - in progress

Book Review

"Review of Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle Class Reform in New York 1870-1940."  The Journal of Economic History. September 2013: 888-890. Download Review.