Publications and Accepted Papers

The Great Recession and the Widening Income Gap Between Alumni of Elite and Less Selective Universities
Accepted, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
IZA Discussion Paper 14462
Media: National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE Journal

The Boss is Watching: How Monitoring Decisions Hurt Black Workers (with Costas Cavounidis and Kevin Lang)
Accepted, Economic Journal
      Earlier Version: NBER Working Paper 26319

Do Universities Improve Local Economic Resilience? (with Greg Howard and Yuhao Yang)
Accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics
      IZA Discussion Paper 14422
      Media: U of I News Bureau, Higher Ed Dive

Firm Decisions and Variation Across Universities in Access to High-Wage Jobs: Evidence from Employer Recruiting
Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 40(1), 2022.
      Accepted Version
      Earlier Version: Geography and Employer Recruiting
      Media: U of I News Bureau, MarketWatch, National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE Journal

Local Labor Markets and Human Capital Investments
Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 57(5), 2022.
      Accepted Version

Employer Screening Costs, Recruiting Strategies, and Labor Market Outcomes: An Equilibrium Analysis of On-Campus Recruiting
Labour Economics, Vol. 55, 2018.
      Accepted Version
      Earlier Version: IZA Discussion Paper 10912
      Media: Harvard Business Review

Dynamic Responses to Labor Demand Shocks: Evidence from the Financial Industry in Delaware
Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 106, July 2018.
     Accepted Version
     Earlier Version: Upjohn Institute Working Paper 17-276

The Consequences of Teenage Childbearing Before Roe v. Wade (with Kevin Lang)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 7(4), 2015
     NBER Working Paper No. 19627

The Wage Effects of Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Certifications: Better Data Somewhat Different Results (with Kevin Lang)
Labour Economics, Vol. 24, 2013
     NBER Working Paper No. 19135

Working Papers

Recruiting Intensity, Hires, and Vacancies: Evidence from Firm-Level Data (with Eliza Forsythe)
Revisions Requested, Economic Journal
    IZA Discussion Paper 14138

“Workhorses of Opportunity”: Regional Universities Increase Local Social Mobility (with Greg Howard)
    IZA Discussion Paper 15622
    Media: Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Brookings, VoxEU, U of I News Bureau

Preference Signaling and Worker-Firm Matching: Evidence from Interview Auctions (with Ron Laschever)
    IZA Discussion Paper 14622

University Selectivity, Initial Job Quality, and Longer-Run Salary
    IZA Discussion Paper 10911

A Test of Adverse Selection in the Market for Experienced Workers (with Kevin Lang)
    NBER Working Paper 22387

Works in Progress

The Effect of Outside Options on Wages: Evidence from Orchestras (with Dana Shaat)

Interindustry Competition for Talent: Theory and Evidence from Recruiting Strategies