Research

Publications

Minimum wages and racial inequality (with Claire Montialoux). Feb. 2021. Quarterly Journal of Economics.

The Historical Origins of Global Inequality. In After Piketty: The agenda for economics and inequality. Eds: Boushey H, DeLong JB, Steinbaum M. Cambridge: Harvard University Press ; 2017. pp. 491-511. Publisher's Version

Working Papers

Spillover effects from voluntary employer minimum wages (with Clemens Noelke, David Weil, and Bledi Taska). Updated: Oct. 2021.

Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration. Updated Aug. 2021. Conditionally accepted, American Economic Review.

Racial Inequality, Minimum Wage Spillovers, and the Informal Sector (with François Gérard, Lorenzo Lagos, and Claire Montialoux), working paper, May 2021. [Slides].

Police violence reduces civilian cooperation and engagement with law enforcement (with Desmond Ang, Panka Bencsik, and Jesse Bruhn), working paper, September 2021.

Atlantic slavery's impact on European and British economic development. Updated June 2019.

Works in Progress

The racial wealth gap, 1860-2020 (with Chi Hyun Kim, Moritz Kuhn, and Moritz Schularick)

Collective bargaining, wage floors, and the racial earnings gap (with François Gerard, Lorenzo Lagos, and Claire Montialoux)

Regenerating Opportunity: Reverse Migration and Black Suburbanization in the South, 1970-2020 (with Sarah Merchant)