Urban Economics

Carbon Taxes in Spatial Equilibrium

__Job Market Paper__ I estimate the spatial and sectoral distribution of incidence from carbon pricing by developing and estimating a quantitative spatial equilibrium model. I find workers without a college degree in manufacturing bear the greatest burden. I also use the model to demonstrate that progressive compensation leads to a decline in aggregate carbon emissions relative to flat transfers, due to a reallocation of workers into cities and sectors that are less carbon-intensive

The Environmental Cost of Land Use Restrictions

__Quantitative Economics__ (2022) We examine the effects of stringent local land-use regulations on household carbon and particulate matter emissions. We develop and estimate a spatial equilibrium model and predict that relaxing tight land use regulations in California would decrease national carbon output by 0.6%.