Published Research (for working papers/further work see my CV and contact me)


  1. It’s Not Easy Being A Green Party: Green Politics as a Normal Good, with Patrick Gourley (July 2022). European Journal of Political Economy, Available online, 102266.
  2. Initial Job Match Quality and Labor Market Transitions: Evidence from Mexican Informal and Formal Labor Markets, with Emily Conover and Sarah Pearlman. UNU-WIDER Working Paper 2021/23. Journal of Development Studies, July 2022, vol. 58(7).
  3. Declining Outmigration and Local Labor Markets, with Emily Conover and Sarah Pearlman (July 2021). Journal of Human Resources, preprint manuscript available on journal website, 2023, vol. 58(6).
  4. Gender Imbalances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Large-Scale Mexican Migration, with Emily Conover and Sarah Pearlman, IZA Journal of Migration and Development, 2021, 12.
  5. Environment Matters: New Evidence From Mexican Migration, with Xiyue Li, Applied Economics Letters, 2020, 27, 168-173.
  6. Women Make Houses, Women Make Homes, with Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel and Mutlu Yuksel, Labour Economics, 2017, 49, 145-161.
  7. For Better or for Worse: The Long-Term Effects of Postwar Reconstruction on Family Formation, with Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel and Mutlu Yuksel, Applied Economics, 2016, 48:29, 2771-2784.
  8. Convergences in Men’s and Women’s Life Patterns: Lifetime Work, Lifetime Earnings and Human Capital Investment, with Joyce Jacobsen and Mutlu Yuksel, Research in Labor Economics, 2015, 41, 1-33.
  9. Does the minimum wage have a higher impact on the informal than on the formal labor market? Evidence from quasi-experiments, Applied Economics, 2013, 45:4, 477-495.
  10. Is informal sector work an alternative to workfare benefits? The case of pre-program expansion and economic crisis, Review of Development Economics, 2012, 16:4, 579–593.
  11. Consumption and Social Identity: Evidence from India, with Nishith Prakash and Zahra Siddique, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2012, 83, 353– 371.
  12. The Persistence of Informality: Evidence from Panel Data, with Aslan Akay, Research in Labor Economics, 2012, 34, 229–255.
  13. A Note on Informality in the Labor Market, Journal of International Development, 2012, 24, 894–908.