My research interests fall in the field of empirical macroeconomics, with particular interest in natural resources and economic inequalities.
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Unequal ground: the impact of natural resource booms on income inequality in the US --- Revise & Resubmit [View]
We study the impact of oil booms on state-level income inequality. We construct measures of pre-tax money income inequality at the state level using micro data from the Current Population Survey. We find that a $10 increase in oil price increases the 90/10 ratio of pre-tax income by 3.8 percentage points in states with high levels of oil endowments per capita. The increase in inequality is attributed to increased income of households at the top of the income distribution, driven by a disproportionate increase in investment income.
Work in Progress
Measuring inequality in real time (with Jacob Robbins, Richard Campbell, and Shogher Ohannessian) [View]
Do Oil booms leave women behind?
The effects of permanent and temporary aid on fiscal decisions: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (2021) Journal of International Development.
Giant Oil Discoveries and Chinese State Financing: National and Subnational Level Analyses (2021) Journal of Extractive Industries and Society (With Shogher Ohassanien)
Did 270 billion dollars from China help stabilize business cycle fluctuations in recipient countries? (2020) Review of International Economics (With Georgios Karras)