Assistant Professor of Finance
David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
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 how labor shortages in the construction sector affect housing supply and home prices; how firm outcomes are influenced by commercial property taxes; and whether public pension debts are capitalized into local housing prices.