Working Papers

NEW: Taxing Hidden Wealth: The Consequences of U.S. Enforcement Initiatives for Evasive Foreign Accounts, with Niels Johannesen, Patrick Langetieg, Max Risch, and Joel Slemrod. Online Appendix.

NEW: Optimal Defaults with Normative Ambiguity, with Jacob Goldin.

Do Lower Minimum Wages for Young Workers Raise their Employment? Evidence from a Danish Discontinuity, with Claus Kreiner and Peer Skov. Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics.
Read more here: Marginal Revolution

 Revealed Preference Analysis with Framing Effects, with Jacob Goldin. Online AppendixRevise and Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy.
*Note: This work was previously circulated under "Preference Identification Under Inconsistent Choice."

Who Sold During the Crash of 2008-9? Evidence from Tax Return Data on Daily Sales of Stock, with Jeffrey Hoopes, Stefan Nagel, Patrick Langetieg, Joel Slemrod, and Bryan Stuart.
Read more here: Bloomberg, The AtlanticFortune, Time, The Independent

Taxes and Mistakes: What's in a Sufficient Statistic? 

Diminishing Marginal Utility Revisited, with Miles Kimball, Fumio Ohtake, Yoshiro Tsutsui, and Fudong Zhang.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Taxpayer Search for Information: Implications for Rational Attention, with Jeffrey Hoopes and Joel Slemrod. 2015. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 7 (3): 177-208. 
Read more here: AEA website

Does Credit-Card Information Reporting Improve Small-Business Tax Compliance? with Joel Slemrod, Brett Collins, Jeffrey Hoopes, and Michael Sebastiani. 2017.  Journal of Public Economics, 149: 1-19.

The Analysis of Survey Data with Framing Effects, with Jacob Goldin. Forthcoming, The American Statistician. Appendix.

Other Publications

Rationalizations and Mistakes: Optimal Policy with Normative Ambiguity, with Jacob Goldin. 2018. American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 148: 98-102.

Selected Work in Progress

Passive Saving Over the Life Cycle, with Nick Fabrin Nielsen.
-Slides and draft available upon request

Biases versus Strange Preferences: An Empirical Test, with Jacob Goldin and Abigail Sussman.

Non-academic writing

In 2014, Emily Clader and I taught a workshop on mathematics and creative writing at 826Michigan. Our lesson plan was published as "Infinite Recess" in 826National's STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8. Read more about it at