Work in Progress

Analysis of Student Progress in Online Courses, with Jeff Leek

Comparison of Plotting System Outputs in Beginner Analysts, with Leslie Myint, Leah Jagger, and Jeff Leek

Misperception of Body Size as Motivated Belief, with Antonio Trujillo

Working Papers

Anatomy of Income Inequality in the United States: 1979-2013, Job Market Paper

  • Featured in PAA Affairs, Population Association of America, Winter 2016

The Match Between College Coursework and Occupations, With Sarah Thomas, Pooya Almasi, and Orkideh Gharehgozli (pdf)

Misperceptions and Mismeasurements: An Analysis of Subjective Economic Inequality, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) Working Paper (pdf)

Gender Differences and Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market, With Sarah Thomas (pdf)

Educational Aid Policy and Inequality: The Case for Merit- and Need-Based Aid, Working Paper (pdf)

The Impact of the Internet on Economic Growth in Upper-Middle-Income Countries, Master’s Thesis, Department of Economics, Texas Tech University, Presented at Southern Economic Association (November 2011)


crsra: A package for cleaning and analyzing Coursera on-demand data, with Jeff Leek (Github Repo)

Non-Academic Publications

Immigration Reform: STEM Legislation Would Give US Economy a Much Needed Boost, (with Shahin Kaveh), (December 2011)

Why We Can’t Cut Government Funding For Our Schools, (January 2013)

Non-Economics Academic Publications

An Innovative Bed Temperature-Oriented Modeling and Robust Control of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustor, with A. A. Jalali, and P. Famouri, “ Chemical Engineering Journal (link)

Bed Temperature Control of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion System Using H∞ Algorithm, with A. A. Jalali, Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Seoul, Korea, 2007

Bed Temperature Control of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion System, with H. R. Pourshaghaghi, A. A. Jalali, and P. Famouri, Proceeding of IEEE International Power Engineering Conference, Singapore, 2007