Work in Progress

The Intergenerational Incidence of Government Old-Age Support: Evidence from the Early Social Security Era (with Lee Lockwood and Paul Mohnen)



"Government Old-Age Support and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program" (with Lee Lockwood), American Economic Review 108(8): 2174-2211. August 2018.
              Also available as NBER working paper 22132 March 2016 (revised December 2017)
              Featured in the NBER Digest June 2016
              Presentation slides

"Local Government and Old-Age Support in the New Deal," Explorations in Economic History 66: 1-20. October 2017.
              Also available as NBER working paper 22760 October 2016 (revised February 2017)

"The home front: Rent control and the rapid wartime increase in home ownership," Journal of Economic History 76(4): 1001-1043. December 2016.
              Also available as NBER working paper 19604 October 2013 (revised June 2016)

The 20th-century Increase in US Home Ownership: Facts and Hypotheses,” in Price Fishback, Kenneth Snowden, and Eugene White, eds., Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective, University of Chicago Press, 2014. 


"How do mortgage subsidies affect home ownership?  Evidence from the mid-century GI Bills," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5(2): 111-147.  May 2013.
              Also available as NBER working paper 17166 June 2011 (revised August 2012)
              Featured in the NBER Digest October 2011
              Presentation slides


"Federal policy and the mid-century transformation in US housing markets," Journal of Economic History 71(2): 480-484.  (Dissertation summary)


Book Reviews

"Review of Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance, by Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson, Stijn van Nieuwerburgh, and Lawrence J. White," Journal of Economic Literature, December 2011.

“Review of Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership, by Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden,” Journal of Economic History, 2014.