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The Great Transition: Kuznets Facts for Family-Economists
2021.
Keywords: average weekly hours, blue-collar jobs, calibration, college premium, education, family economics, fertility, housework, Kuznets, leisure, market work, marriage, neutral technological progress, price of labor-saving household durables, skilled-biased technological change, white-collar jobs

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College Admissions and the (Mis)allocation of Talent
2021.
Keywords: College admissions, college enrollment, college market, credit constraints, financial aid, High School Longitudinal Study, information asymmetry, Pell Grants, sorting, tuition discrimination

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Numerical Methods for Macroeconomists (with Julia and Matlab codes)
2021.
Keywords: calibration, difference equations, dynamic programming, interpolating functions, Markov chains, maximization problems, Monte Carlo simulation, nonlinear equations

Book

Investing in Public Infrastructure: Roads or Schools?
Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 25(7), pp. 1892-1921, 2021.
Keywords: debt intolerance, debt sustainability, developing countries, human capital, political myopia, public investment

Paper Slides VoxEU

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: An Application to Small Developing States
Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 135, pp. 574-586, 2018.
Keywords: adaptation, debt sustainability, natural disasters, resilience, small states

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The long-run decoupling of emissions and output: Evidence from the largest emitters
Energy Policy, Vol. 118, pp. 58-68, 2018.
Keywords: emissions, environmental Kuznets curve, environmental Okun’s Law

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Decoupling of emissions and GDP: Evidence from aggregate and provincial Chinese data
Energy Economics, forthcoming, 2018.
Keywords: China, emissions, environmental Kuznets curve, environmental Okun’s Law, Chinese provinces

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Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World
IMF Working Paper No. 17 / 191, 2017.
Keywords: emissions, environmental Kuznets curve, environmental Okun’s Law

Paper Slides

Collect More, Spend Better: Public Investment in Asian Frontier Markets
IMF Working Paper No. 17 / 10, 2017.
Keywords: Cambodia, debt sustainability, fiscal policy, growth, public investment, revenue collection, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

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Assessing the Impacts of Non-Ricardian Households in an Estimated New Keynesian DSGE Model
Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 150(4), pp. 353-398, 2014.
Keywords: Bayesian inference, DSGE, New Keynesian model, non-Ricardian households, Portugal

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