Research

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Publications

Quality of higher education and the labor market in developing countries: Evidence from an education reform in Senegal (with Dorothée Boccanfuso and Alexandre Larouche). World Development 74 (October 2015), 412-424.

Saving lives at birth: The impact of home births on infant outcomes (with N. Meltem Daysal and Reyn van Ewijk). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7:3 (July 2015), 28-50.

Legal recognition of same-sex couples and family formation. Demography 52:1 (February 2015), 113-151.

Reply to comment on "The effect of same-sex marriage laws on different-sex marriage: Evidence from the Netherlands", Demography 51:6 (December 2014), 2349-2350.

The effect of same-sex marriage laws on different-sex marriage: Evidence from the Netherlands, Demography 51:1 (February 2014), 317-340. Winner of the 2008 Award for the Best Comparative Article Presented at an APPAM Research Conference.

Banking sector stability, efficiency, and outreach in Kenya (with Thorsten Beck, Robert Cull, Michael J. Fuchs, Jared Getenga, Peter K. Gatere, and John Randa), in Christopher Adam, Paul Collier, and Njuguna Ndung’u (eds.), Kenya: Policies for Prosperity, Oxford University Press, 2011. Also available as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5442, October 2010.

 

Working papers

Heterogeneous effects of medical interventions on the health of low-risk newborns (with N. Meltem Daysal and Reyn van Ewijk), November 2016 (an earlier version is available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 9810). Submitted.

Spillover effects of early-life medical interventions (with Sanni Breining, N. Meltem Daysal, and Marianne Simonsen), IZA Discussion Paper No. 9086. Currently revising, new version coming soon.

 

Work in Progress

The effects of language proficiency on the health and health behavior of immigrants (with N. Meltem Daysal and Ana Ferrer).

Drug decriminalization, crime, and infectious diseases (with Julio Caceres-Delpiano, N. Meltem Daysal, Pedro Portugal, and Ana Tavares).

Breast cancer treatment and socioeconomic outcomes of treated women and their families (funded through a DFF-Research 2 grant; PI: N. Meltem Daysal).

The impact of antidepressant use on socioeconomic outcomes of treated individuals and their families (funded through a DFF-Research 1 grant).

 

RIP (abandoned projects)

Returns to childbirth technologies: Evidence from preterm births (with N. Meltem Daysal and Reyn van Ewijk), IZA Discussion Paper No. 7834.