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Postdoctoral Fellow @OppInsights @Harvard. '22- Asst Prof of Economics @YaleSOM. PhD from @BerkeleyEcon. Research tweets on labor economics and education.
Dec 8, 2021 17 tweets 7 min read
**New paper** Over the past 20 years (but not before!), Black and Hispanic college graduates have been steadily earning degrees in relatively lower-paying majors.

The main culprit? An increasingly-common public university policy.

A thread. #EconTwitter… Underrepresented minority (URM) college graduates have long earned lower-paying majors than their non-URM peers, but the gap has been growing for the past 20 years.

Today, URM graduates earn degrees with lower average wages by almost 3%. 2/n
Sep 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Thrilled to share that my research on the economic mobility ramifications of banning affirmative action is forthcoming at the @QJEHarvard. Here's a thread that summarizes the paper's key findings.
Mar 24, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
Now published: Looking for a great way to explain regression discontinuity designs to undergrads? Show them the causal wage return to majoring in economics! A short thread. #EconTwitter In 2008-2012, UC Santa Cruz limited access to its economics major to students who earned at least a 2.8 GPA in their first two economics courses. Compliance was imperfect, but having a 2.8 GPA made students much more likely to declare the economics major. Image