Research

East Side Story: Historic Pollution and Neighborhood Segregation, SERC Discussion Paper 208 (with A. Trew and Y. Zylberberg), R&R at Journal of Political Economy. [TED Talk featuring the paper] [Guardian] [Cheddar]

The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London, NBER WP 25047 (with S. Redding and D. Sturm), submitted [Appendix]. [Vox Eu] [Vox Talks] [CEP]

The Impact of Public Employment? Evidence from Bonn,  IZA Discussion Paper 11255 (with S. Becker and D. Sturm), submitted [Appendix].

Market Tremors: Shale Gas, Earthquakes, and Their Impact on House Prices (with S. Gibbons and C. Timmins), submitted. [previous version]

Instrumental Variables and Causal Mechanisms: Unpacking the Effect of Trade on Workers and Voters, (with C. Dippel, R. Gold, and R. Pinto), submitted.

Leadership and Social Norms: Evidence from the Forty-Eighters in the Civil War, NBER WP 24656 (with C. Dippel).

The Spatial Impacts of a Massive Rail Disinvestment Program: The Beeching Axe, CEP Discussion Paper 1563 (with S. Gibbons and E. Pinchbeck), submitted.

History and Urban Economics, R&R at Regional Science and Urban Economics (with W. Hanlon).

Commuting Fast and Commuting Slow, in progress (with H. Simpson).

Industrial clusters in the long run: Evidence from Million-Rouble Plants in China, in progress (with M. Seror, H. Xu, Y. Zylberberg).

Information Flows and Economic Activity: Evidence from the Uniform Penny Post, in progress (with Ferdinando Monte).