I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Finance group at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. I expect to receive a PhD in May 2020, and am available for academic interviews at the ASSA meetings in San Diego.
Curriculum Vitae (link)
My research explores how regional economic outcomes and household finances are affected by the fiscal choices of state and local governments, with particular attention to public debt and taxation.
My job market paper documents widespread racial and ethnic inequality in local property taxes. I use administrative data covering most homes in the US, along with precise geographic detail on taxing units, to show that minority residents face a higher tax burden even when holding policy rates and government services fixed.
In other research, I study the common practice of providing corporate tax subsidies as an economic development incentive, quantify the temporal link between local public debt and tax rates, and explore how early-lifetime experiences shape the future fiscal and legislative leanings of US Congress members.