Works in Progress
Minority Enfranchisement and Local Preferences for Public Goods
This paper examines the effects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on revenues, spending, and the structure of local government.
Land Use Reform, Housing Markets, and Segregation
In this project, I study the effects of Houston’s 1998 subdivision reform on housing, which relaxed land-use regulations in part of the city. I analyze first-order effects of the reform on housing supply and housing affordability. I also study its ultimate consequences for economic and racial integration.