BA, Economics, Williams College
PhD, Economics, Harvard University
At Haas since 2010
2010 - present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
External Service and Assignments
Referee for: Economics of Transition, Journal of Economic History, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics
Consulting: Asian Development Bank, Sustainable Endowments Institute
Current Research and Interests
- Educational institutions, human capital and historical development
- Labor market institutions and contract enforcement
- Law and economics
- Political institutions
Selected Papers and Publications
- "Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution," with Davide Cantoni, 2010.
- "Teaching to the Tests: An Economic Analysis of Educational Institutions in Late Imperial and Republican China," 2010.
- "How Green Was My Valley? Coercive Contract Enforcement in 19th Century Industrial Britain," with Suresh Naidu, 2009.
- "Crime, Punishment, and Politics: An Analysis of Political Cycles in Criminal Sentencing," with Carlos Berdejo, 2009.
Honors and Awards
- Roger L. Martin Fellowship, 2009
- Thomas Cochran Fellowship, 2008
- Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, 2008
- Economic History Association Travel and Data Grant, 2008
- Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Travel Fellowship, 2008
- Harvard Center for American Political Studies Graduate Seed Grant, 2007
- Harvard University Graduate Fellowship, 2005 - 2007
- Beinecke Scholarship, 2004 - 2008
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