I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the economics department at the University of Houston. My research interests include public economics, urban economics, public policy, and labor economics.
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I am on the 2022-2023 economics job market.
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Public finance, public budget, and public administration; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents; State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Transport economics; Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristic
Job Market Paper
MVEA (2021), SEA (2021), MVEA (2022), SEA (2022), CEANA (2022), ASSA (2023), STATA poster (2023)
Dealing with Fiscal Stress: Cities versus Suburbs [Draft]
Abstract: I explore how changes in the local economic environment affect the provision of public goods by local governments through two approaches to shocks: import shocks from China and changes in the manufacturing industry in the United States. I extend the Feler and Senses (2017) framework about import shocks to allow for a more extensive analysis of heterogeneity and find that aggregation affects their results in two critical dimensions. Governments in urban areas responded differently than those in the remaining, presumably because of Tiebout competition between cities and comparable competitive suburbs. Further, I find that central cities in the largest commuting zones respond to this decline by reducing their investment spending, preparing for further economic decline. The suburbs, in contrast, appear to recognize that the reduction is temporary, as the continued decentralization of large urban areas suggests a suburban recovery from the temporary decline. I also show that the Bartik-type instrument for manufacturing industry changes yields results similar to the China shock approach and has the advantage of being able to cover more time periods.