Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2014
B.A. and B.S., Economics and Mathematics, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 2008
At Haas since 2014
2015 – present, Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2014 – present, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
2014 – present, Faculty Associate, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
External Service and Assignments
2011 – 2015, Small Business Mentor, G&V Tailoring
2011 – 2014, Visiting Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
2002, 2006 – 2007, Summer Research Analyst, Compass Lexecon
Current Research and Interests
Selected Papers and Publications
“Why Did So Many Subprime Borrowers Default During the Crisis: Loose Credit or Plummeting Prices?” Working Paper, July 2014.
“IV Quantile Regression for Group-Level Treatments with an Application to the Distributional Effects of Trade” Econometrica, Forthcoming with Denis Chetverikov and Brad Larsen.
“Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” Journal of Political Economy, June 2014, with David Autor and Parag Pathak.
“Heteroskedasticity-Robust Inference in Finite Samples.” Economics Letters, August 2012, with Jerry Hausman.
PHDBA289S Research Seminar in Real Estate
MFE230M Asset-Backed Securitization
PHDBA298 Topics in Real Estate Finance
Honors and Awards
2015 – present, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow
2012 – 2014, Humane Studies Fellow
2011, Lincoln Institute C. Lowell Harriss Dissertation Fellowship
2008, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship