Research

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

In Search of Peace and Quiet: The Heterogeneous Impacts of Short-Term Rentals on Housing Prices

__Revise and Resubmit:__ _Regional Science and Urban Economics._ We document significant heterogeneity in the marginal effect of short-term rental (STR) listings on housing prices across LA county. In some areas, the effect of STRs on housing prices is _negative_. We develop a simple theory and provide descriptive evidence for our proposed mechanism.

Downwind and Out: The Strategic Dispersion of Power Plants and Their Pollution

__Submitted__ We document the tendency of coal-fueled electricity plants to locate on jurisdictional borders. We then develop a simple test to detect if the plants are strategically sited. Lastly, we use an atmospheric dispersion model to provide new descriptive statistics on the pervasiveness of the pollution transport problem.