Working Papers

“American Indian Casinos and the Rise in Native American Self-Identification” (with Francisca Antman). Submitted.

“Selectivity and Immigrant Employment” (with Stephen J. Trejo).  Working Paper.

Published and Forthcoming

Ethnic Attrition, Assimilation, and the Measured Health Outcomes of Mexican Americans” (with Francisca Antman and Stephen J. Trejo). Journal of Population Economics 33, March 2020, pp. 1499-1522..

New Evidence of Generational Progress for Mexican Americans” (with Jeffrey Grogger, Ana Sofia Leon, and Stephen J. Trejo), Labour Economics 62, January 2020, pp. 1-21.

Weighing the Military Option: The Effects of Wartime Conditions on Investments in Human Capital” (with Hani Mansour and Bryson Rintala),  IZA DP No. 10211, Economic Inquiry, 47(1), 2019, pp.  264-282.

Identifying the Later-Generation Descendants of U.S. Immigrants: Issues Arising from Selective Ethnic Attrition” (with Steven J. Trejo), The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2018, pp. 131-138.

“Socioeconomic Integration of U.S. Immigrant Groups over the Long Term: The Second Generation and Beyond” (with Steven J. Trejo), in Susan Pozo, ed., The Human and Economic implications of Twenty-First Century Immigration Policy, Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2018, pp. 33-62.

It’s Just a Game: The Super Bowl and Low Birth Weight” (with Hani Mansour and Daniel I. Rees), Journal of Human Resources, 52(4), fall 2017, pp. 946-978.

The Complexity of Immigrant Generations: Implications for Assessing the Socioeconomic Integration of Hispanics and Asians” (with Stephen J. Trejo), Industrial and Labor Relations Review 70(5), October 2017, pp. 1146-1175 .

Ethnic Attrition and the Observed Health of Later-Generation Mexican Americans” (with Francisca Antman and Stephen J. Trejo), American Economic Review 106(5), May 2016 (papers and proceedings), pp. 467-471.

Incentives to Identify: Racial Identity in the Age of Affirmative Action” (with Francisca Antman), Review of Economics and Statistics 97(3), July 2015, pp. 710-713.  

Assessing the Socioeconomic Mobility and Integration of U.S. Immigrants and Their Descendants” (with Steven J. Trejo), The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 657, January 2015, pp. 108-135.  

“The Labor Market Integration and Impacts of U.S. Immigrants” (with Brian C. Cadena and Stephen J. Trejo), in Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller, eds., Elsevier, 2015, pp. 1197-1259. 

Economic Incentives and Foster Child Adoption” (with Laura Argys), Demography 50(3), June 2013, pp. 933-54.

The Employment of Low-Skilled Immigrant Men in the United States” (with Stephen J. Trejo), American Economic Review 102(3), May 2012 (papers and proceedings), pp. 549-554.

“Low-Skilled Immigrants and the US Labor Market,” (with Stephen J. Trejo), in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, ed. Philip N. Jefferson, Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. 203-248. (IZA Discussion Paper)

Intermarriage and the Intergenerational Transmission of Ethnic Identity and Human Capital for Mexican Americans” (with Steve Trejo), Journal of Labor Economics 29(2), April 2011, pp. 195-227.

"Tracking Intergenerational Progress for Immigrant Groups: The Problem of Ethnic Attrition” (with Stephen J. Trejo), American Economic Review 101(3), May 2011 (papers and proceedings), pp. 603-608.

Who Remains Mexican? Selective Ethnic Attrition and the Intergenerational Progress of Mexican Americans” (with Stephen J. Trejo), in Latinos and the Economy: Integration and Impact in Schools, Labor Markets, and Beyond, David L. Leal and Stephen J. Trejo, eds., New York: Springer Science, 2011, pp. 285-320.

Secret Santa Reveals the Secret Side of Giving: Negative Externalities,” Economic Inquiry 47(1), 2009, pp. 165-181.

Ancestry versus Ethnicity: The Complexity and Selectivity of Mexican Identification in the United States” (with Stephen J. Trejo), Research in Labor Economics 29, 2009, pp. 31-66.

“Immigration and the United States Labor Market” (with Stephen J. Trejo), in Nations of Immigrants: Australia and the USA Compared, John Higley and John Nieuwenhuysen, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009, pp. 100-114.

Economic Incentives and Foster Care Placement,” (with Laura Argys), The Southern Economic Journal 74(1), 2007, pp. 114-142.

“Ethnic Identification, Intermarriage, and Unmeasured Progress by Mexican Americans,” (with Steve J. Trejo), NBER Working Paper No. 11423, June 2005, and in Mexican Immigration to the United States, George Borjas, ed. The University of Chicago Press, 2007, pp. 229-267.

Hispanics in the U.S. Labor Market,” (with V. Joseph Hotz and Stephen J. Trejo), in Hispanics and the Future of America, Marta Tienda and Faith Mitchell, ed. The National Academies Press: Washington, D.C., 2006, 228-290.

The Effect of Smoking on Depression: A Reexamination of Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health,” (with Daniel I. Rees), American Journal of Epidemiology 162(5), 2005, pp. 461-470.

“Using Municipal Residency Requirement to Disguise Public Policy,” Public Finance Review 33(1), January 2005, pp. 84-116.

“Race, Ethnicity and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Substance Use and Adolescent Sexual Behavior,” (with Susan L. Averett, Daniel I. Rees, and Laura Argys), Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy 4(1), 2004.

A Theory of Impact Philanthropy,” Journal of Public Economics 88(9-10), August 2004, pp. 2159-2180.

Pumpkin Pies and Public Goods: The Raffle Fundraising Strategy,” Public Choice 111(1-2), April 2002, pp. 49-79.

Modeling Charitable Contributions of Time and Money,” Journal of Public Economics 72(2), May 1999, pp. 213-242.