Professor and Director, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity
Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Productivity
Social Science Faculty Scholar
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
Office: SSC 4022
Labour Economics; Economics of Education; Economics of Crime
"The Impact of Family Income On Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit," American Economic Review, 2012, with Gordon B. Dahl. (Online Appendix)
"Credit Constraints in Education," Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 4: 225-256
(2012), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo.
"The Nature of Credit Constraints and Human Capital" American Economic Review, 101(6): 2487-2529 (October 2011), with Alexander Monge-Naranjo. (Online Appendix)
"The Changing Role of Family Income and Ability in Determining Educational Achievement," Journal of Human Capital, 1(1): 37-89 (Winter 2007), with Philippe Belley.
"Individual Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System," American Economic Review, 97(1): 444-460 (March 2007).
"The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports," American Economic Review, 94(1): 155-189 (March 2004), with E. Moretti.
"Education, Work, and Crime: A Human Capital Approach," International Economic Review, 45(3): 811-43 (August 2004).
"Explaining Rising Wage Inequality: Explorations with a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model of Labor Earnings with Heterogeneous Agents," Review of Economic Dynamics, vol. 1(1) (January 1998), with J. Heckman and C. Taber.