Assistant Professor of Finance
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
Visiting Scholar (2020-2021)
Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
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.
In recent work, I document widespread racial and ethnic inequality in local property taxes. Using administrative data covering most homes in the US, along with precise geographic detail on taxing units, my coauthor and I 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.