University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Economics, 2006. Dissertation: Household Responses to Tax and Spending Policies.
Youngstown State University, B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, 2000.
Associate Professor, July 2013 Assistant, Williams College, Department of Economics.
Professor, August 2007 - June 2013, Williams College, Department of Economics.
Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, Visiting Fellow, Summer 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2007, College of William and Mary, Department of Economics.
Co-Editor in Chief, International Tax and Public Finance, 2015.
Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley. Visiting Scholar, 2010-2011.
“How Income Changes During Unemployment: Evidence from Tax Return Data” with Laura Kawano. Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources
“New Evidence on Taxes and the Timing of Birth” with James M. Sallee and Nicholas Turner. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May 2015. 7(2): 258-293.
“The Eﬀects of Contraception on Female Poverty” with Stephanie P. Browne. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Summer 2014. 33(3): 602-622.
“The EITC, Tax Refunds, and Unemployment Spells.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. May 2013. 5(2): 188-221.
“The Value of Honesty: Empirical Estimates from the Case of the Missing Children” with James M. Sallee. International Tax and Public Finance. April 2013. 20(2): 192-224
“Tax Preferences for Higher Education and Adult College Enrollment.” National Tax Journal. March 2012. 65(1): 59-90.
“The Earned Income Tax Credit and Reported Self-Employment Income.” National Tax Journal. June 2009. 62(2): 191-217 (Awarded Richard Musgrave Prize for best NTJ paper published in 2009).
“The Eﬀects of Joint Taxation of Married Couples on Labor Supply and Non-wage Income.” Journal of Public Economics. July 2008. 92(7): 1698-1719.
Book review of “Why The Garden Club Couldn’t Save Youngstown: The Transformation of the Rust Belt,” by Sean Saﬀord. Journal of Regional Science. February 2011. 51(1).
Book review of “The Tiebout Model at Fifty: Essays in Public Economics in Honor of Wallace Oates,” edited by William A. Fischel. Journal of Regional Science. May 2009. 49(2).
“Responses of the Self-Employed to the 2001 Tax Act.” Proceedings of the 101st Annual Conference of the National Tax Association. 2008: 141-148.
Service to the Economics Publications
Member, Scientiﬁc Committee for 2016 Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance.
Co-Chair, Program Committee for National Tax Association’s 2014 Annual Conference.
Member, Program Committee for National Tax Association’s 2014 Spring Symposium.
External Honors Examiner in Public Economics, Swarthmore College, 2013.