About me: I am an incoming Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law and current postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Economics, and Politics. I study how legal institutions shape social and economic inequality, from domestic and comparative perspectives. Current projects focus on the law of democracy and criminal justice.
The Effect of Political Power on Labor Market Inequality: Evidence from the 1965 Voting Rights Act (with Carlos Avenancio-Leon) (r&r, American Economic Review) [Link]
No Credit For Time Served? Incarceration and Credit-Driven Crime Cycles (with Carlos Avenancio-Leon) [Link]
How Political Representation Reduces Minority-targeted Crime: Evidence from Scheduled Castes in India (with S. K. Ritadhi) [Link] (r&r, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization)
Can Political Parties Improve Minorities’ Economic Status? Evidence from India (with S. K. Ritadhi) [Link]
Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime: A Comprehensive Assessment, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2019) (with John J. Donohue and Kyle Webber) [Link]
Disenfranchisement and Economic Inequality: Downstream Effects of Shelby County v. Holder, AEA Papers & Proceedings (2019) (with Carlos Avenancio-Leon) [Link]
The Impact of Right-to-Carry Laws and the NRC Report: Lessons for the Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy, American Law and Economics Review (2011) (w/ John J. Donohue and Alex Zhang) [Link]