Papers in submission

"Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health", (with Manisha Shah), NBER Working Paper 20281, 2014.  Revise and Resubmit (second round) at Review of Economic Studies (resubmitted 2017 version)

       Media coverage:  VoxWaPoAdvocateSlateThe WeekLA WeeklyDaily Mail,
                                     National PostThe Globe and the MailReason

Verticial Differentiation or Offsetting Behavior: Screening in Commercial Sex Markets”, (with Gregory DeAngelo), 2017.  Under submission


Prostitution, Hours, Job Amenities and Education" (with Todd Kendall), (appendix), Review of Economics of the Household doi:10.1007/s11150-017-9360-6 (2010 version)

       Media coverage: The Economist

Examining the Role of Client Reviews and Reputation within Online Prostitution” (with Todd Kendall), 2016. The Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution (ed. Scott Cunningham and Manisha Shah), Oxford University Press.

Violent Video Games and Violent Crime” (with Michael Ward and Benjamin Engelstatter), 2016. Southern Economic Journal, April, 82(4) 1247-1265.

"Are Prescription-only Precursor Control Laws a Prescription to Lower the Social Costs of Methamphetamine?", (with Keith Finlay and Charles Stoecker), International Journal of Drug Policy, 2015. November 26(11), 1144-1149.

"Willingness-to-Pay for Pharmaceutical Retail Convenience: Evidence from a Contingent Choice Experiment," (with Keith Finlay and Charles Stoecker), 2015. PLoS-One, 10(5), 

"Identifying Demand Responses to Illegal Drug Supply Interdictions,'' (with Keith Finlay) Health Economics. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3213

"Prostitution 3.0: A Comment", (with Todd Kendall), 2014. Iowa Law Review Bulletin, 98:131-141.

“The Long-run effect of abortion legalization and sexually transmitted infections”,  (with Christopher Cornwell), 2012. American Law and Economics Review, 15(1), Spring: 381-407.

Parental substance abuse and foster care: evidence from two methamphetamine supply shocks?”, (online appendix ) (with Keith Finlay), 2012. Economic Inquiry, 51(1): 764-82.

Prostitution 2.0: the changing face of sex work” (with Todd Kendall), 2011. Journal of Urban Economics, 69(3) 273-287 

Men in transit and prostitution: using political conventions as a natural experiment” (with Todd Kendall), 2011. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: 11(1), Topics, Article 30.

Risk behaviours among internet-facilitated sex workers: evidence from two new datasets” (with Todd Kendall), 2010. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86(iii), 100-105.

Prostitution, technology and the law: new data and directions” (with Todd Kendall), 2011. Research Handbook in the Law and Economics of the Family, edited by Lloyd R. Cohen and Joshua D. Wright, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.


Works in progress

“The Effect of Online Erotic Services Advertising on Prostitution Markets, Pricing and Murder” (with Gregory DeAngelo and John Tripp)

“Gubernatorial Elections and Abortions: A Regression Discontinuity Approach” (with Yoo-Mi Chen)

“Estimating the Effect of Abortion Facility Closures on Fertility, Sexual Health and Human Capital” (with Andrea Schlosser, Caitlin Myers and Jason Lindo)

“Mandatory Arrest and Intimate Partner Homicides: Evidence from the Supplemental Homicide Reports” (with Yoo-Mi Chen)

“Estimating the Effect of Colorado’s IUD Program on Reproductive Health Outcomes and Human Capital” (with Christine Durrance)

“Mass Incarceration’s Effect on Crime and Labor Markets” (with Gregory DeAngelo)

“Mass Incarceration’s Effect on Risky Sex” (with Christopher Cornwell)


The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution (edited with Manisha Shah), 2016.
        Oxford University Press

Grants and Rewards

Robert Wood Johnson Public Health and Law (co-PI, $116,462) “How does regulating pseudoephedrine access affect methamphetamine-related public health outcomes?” (with Keith Finlay). 

H.B. Earhart Fellowship (2003-2007)