Working Papers


Transportation Networks and the Geographic Concentration of Employment 2022. (2nd Round Revisions Requested at Review of Economics and Statistics)
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Property Rights Without Transfer Rights: A Study of Indian Land Allotment (with Christian Dippel and Bryan Leonard). 2020.
[ Abstract | NBER WP # 27479 | Anderson Review | Vox-EU | How the World Works Podcast ]

The Effect of Allotment on Native American Households During the Assimilation Era (with Christian Dippel). 2021.
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Colonial Definitions of Indigenous Identify and Modern Inequality on American Indian Reservations (with Dominic P. Parker) 2021.
[ Abstract]

Local versus Central Governance: Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight over American Indian Reservations (with Dominic P. Parker) 2019.
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Publications and Forthcoming articles


Bureaucratic Discretion in Policy Implementation: Evidence from the Allotment Era (with Christian Dippel and Bryan Leonard). 2022. (Forthcoming at Public Choice)
[ Abstract | Recent Draft]

Indigenous Self-Governance and Development on American Indian Reservations (with Dominic P. Parker). 2021. AEA Papers and Proceedings (Vol. 111, pp. 233-37).
[ Abstract | Paper | Hoover Report | Replication Package]

Work in Progress


Native Americans in the Historical Census: New Data and Applications (with Christian Dippel)
[ Abstract]

Land Development Along National Highway Networks 2022.
[ Abstract ]

Market Integration and the Transition to Modern Agriculture

Economic Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Urban Environmental Toxins (with Gisella Kagy)