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PUBLISHED ARTICLES (for working paper version of the published papers, please visit my SSRN page)

College Readiness, Early Post-Secondary Academic Performance and the GED Degree: Evidence from Kentucky (with Katy Rouse) The BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. Vol. 22, No. 1, 2022: 67-98

International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia. (with David Newhouse and Monica Yanez-Pagans) Asian Development Review. Vol 38. No. 1, March, 2021 (also available here)

The impact of population agglomeration of an area on its neighbors – Evidence from the US Annals of Regional Science. Vol 65, Issue 1, August 2020: 1-26

Multidimensional Human Opportunity Index (with Shabana Mitra) Social Indicators Research. vol 130, Issue 2, January 2017: 523-535

“Investigating the Impact of Historical Factors on the Present Level of Income Inequality in the United States” Journal of Income Distribution, Vol. 25, No 3-4, 2016

Estimating the elasticity of growth in the US using the generalized means of income Social Indicators Research. Volume 129, Issue 3, October, 2016: 95-112

On persistent poverty in a rich country (with Jenny Minier and Jim Ziliak) Southern Economic Journal. Vol. 81, Issue 3. January, 2015: 653-678

An exercise to evaluate an anti-poverty program with multiple outcomes using program evaluation Economics Letters, Vol. 122, No. 2.

February, 2014: 365-369

Childhood neighborhood conditions and the persistence of adult income Regional Science and Urban Economics Vol. 43, No. 4. July, 2013:



Dictatorship and the Provision of Public Goods

Exploring the factors affecting differences in height between infant boys and girls in Bangladesh

Despairing Communities in the United States