Publications

Am I the Big Fish? The Effect of Ordinal Rank on Student Academic Performance in Middle School, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, vol. 176, 18-41.

Income Inequality and Financial Reform in Asia: The Role of Human Capital (with Jie Li), Applied Economics, 2014, vol. 46, 2920-2935.

Working Papers

Can Superstition Create a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? School Outcomes of Dragon Children of China (with Naci Mocan), NBER Working Paper No. 23709, revised and resubmitted to the Journal of Human Cpital.

Local Labor Market Shocks and Employment and Earnings Differentials: Evidence from Shale Oil and Gas Booms ​(with Gregory B. Upton), USAEE/IAEE Working Paper, revise and resubmit at the Energy Economics.