Published Papers

Economics Publications

[1] The Impact of Legal Abortion on Maternal Mortality - [pdfwith Michael Pesko and Sherajum Monira Farin

Forthcoming - AEJ: Economic Policy


[2] Health Outcomes and Provider Choice under Independent Practice for Certified Nurse-Midwives - [pdf] with Diana Jolles, Adan Silverio-Murillo, and Alicia Plemmons 

Journal of Health Economics - December 2023


[3] The Long-Term Impact of Early-Life Cigarette Taxes on Adult Pre-Pregnancy and Prenatal Smoking - [pdf] with Michael Pesko and Serena Phillips

American Journal of Health Economics - Fall 2023


[4] Marriage and Divorce During a Pandemic: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Marital Formation and Dissolution in Mexico - [pdf] with Adan Silverio-Murillo, Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar, and Sherajum Monira Farin 

Review of Economics of the Household - April 2023


[5] Changes in Assortative Matching and Educational Inequality: Evidence from Marriage and Birth Records in Mexico - [pdf] with Jacob Penglase 

Journal of Demographic Economics - December 2022


[6] The Protestant Legacy: Missions, Gender, and Human Capital in India  with Rossella Calvi and Federico Mantovanelli

Journal of Human Resources - November 2022 [pdf | online appendix]


[7] 1918 Every Year: Racial Inequality in Infectious Mortality, 1900-1942 with Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, James Feigenbaum, and Christopher Muller

AEA Papers and Proceedings - May 2022 [pdf]  


[8] The Impact of the COVID-19 Recession on Mexican Households: Evidence from Employment and Time Use for Men, Women, and Children with Adan Silverio-Murillo, Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar,  Jacob Penglase

Review of Economics of the Household - January 2022 [pdf]  


[9] City Health Departments, Public Health Expenditures, and Urban Mortality over 1910-1940 with Elizabeth Wrigley-Field

Economic Inquiry - April 2022 [pdf]


[10] The Impact of No-Fault Unilateral Divorce Laws on Divorce Rates in Mexico with Jacob Penglase

Economic Development and Cultural Change - October 2021 [pdf]


[11] Does Unilateral Divorce Impact Women's Labor Supply? Evidence from Mexico with Jacob Penglase

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization - July 2021 [pdf]


[12] The Great Crime Recovery: Crimes Against Women During, and After, the COVID-19 Lockdown in Mexico with Adan Silverio-Murillo, Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar 

Economics & Human Biology - May 2021 [pdf]


[13] The Long Downturn: The Impact of the Great Lockdown on Formal Employment with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar

Journal of Economics and Business - May /June 2021 [pdf]


[14] The Long-term Impact of Preventative Public Health Programs 

The Economic Journal - February 2021 [pdf]


[15] COVID-19 and Women’s Health: Examining Changes in Mental Health and Fertility with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar, and Abel Rodriguez

Economics Letters - February 2021 [pdf]


[16] Do spouses negotiate in the shadow of the law? Evidence from unilateral divorce, suicides, and homicides in Mexico with Adan Silverio-Murillo 

Economics Letters - February 2020 [pdf]


[17] Explaining Declines in US Rural Mortality, 1910-1933: The Role of County Health Departments 

Explorations in Economic History - October 2018 [pdf]


Peer-Reviewed Interdisciplinary Publications 

[18] An alternative model of maternity care for low-risk birth: maternal and neonatal outcomes utilizing the midwifery-based birth center model with Jacqueline Wallace, Diana Jolles, Susan Stapleton, Jennifer Wright, Bryan Dowd, Ellen Tilden, Steven Calvin

Health Services Research - September 2023


[19] Racial Inequality in the Prime of Life: Infectious Mortality in U.S. Cities, 1906–1933 with Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, James Feigenbaum, Christopher Muller, Aja Antoine 

Social Science History - Fall 2023


[20] The (Temporary) COVID-19 Baby Bust in Mexico with Adan Silverio-Murillo, Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar, and Judith Senyancen Méndez Méndez

Population Studies - February 2023


[21] The COVID-19 Pandemic and Non-COVID-19 Healthcare Utilization in Mexico Public Health with Adan Silverio-Murillo, Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar, and Judith Senyancen Méndez Méndez

Public Health - January 2024


[22] Race, ethnicity, and indications for primary cesarean birth: Associations within a national birth center registry with Laura Manns-James, Shaughanassee Vines, Jill Alliman, Lauren Hoehn-Velasco, Susan Stapleton, Jennifer Wright, Diana Jolles

Birth - Issues in Perinatal Care - November 2023


[23] COVID-19 Blues: Lockdowns and Mental Health-Related Google Searches in Latin America with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyarand Abel Rodriguez

Social Science & Medicine - July 2021 [ pdf ]


[24] Strong Start innovation: Equitable outcomes across public and privately insured clients receiving birth center care with Lisa Ross, Diana Jolles, Susan Stapleton, Jennifer Wright, Kate Bauer 

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health - November/December 2022


[25] The birth center model of care: Staffing, business characteristics, and core clinical outcomes with Diana R. Jolles, Nancy Niemczyk, Jacqueline Wallace, Jennifer Wright, Susan Stapleton, Cynthia Flynn, Paula Pelletier-Butler, Autumn Versace, Ebony Marcelle, Patrick Thornton, Kate Bauer

Birth - Issues in Perinatal Care - December 2023


[26] Disputes between neighbors in Mexican cities during the COVID-19 pandemic with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar 

Regional Science Policy & Practice - April 2023


[27] Salary and workload of midwives across birth center practice types and state regulatory structures with Lisa Ross, Diana Jolles, Susan Stapleton, Jennifer Wright, Kate Bauer 

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health- March/April 2022


[28] Conflict resolution under the COVID-19 pandemic with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar 

International Journal of Conflict Management- November 2021


[29] Assessment of interprofessional collaboration at free-standing birth centers: Does collaboration influence outcomes? with Jacqueline Wallace, Diana Jolles, Susan Stapleton, Jennifer Wright, Cynthia Flynn, Kate Bauer 

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice - December 2021


[30] The U-shaped Crime Recovery during COVID-19: Evidence from National Crime Rates in Mexico with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar

Crime Science - June 2021 [ pdf ]


[31] Breastfeeding as a quality measure: Demonstrating levers of the National Quality Strategy - with Diana Jolles 

Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing - July/September 2021


[32] Druglords don’t stay at home: COVID-19 pandemic and crime patterns in Mexico City - [link] with Adan Silverio-Murillo and Jose Roberto Balmori De la Miyar

Journal of Criminal Justice - January/February 2021


[33] Rural Resilience: The Role of Birth Centers in the United States  - [link] with Diana Jolles, Susan Stapleton, Jennifer Wright, Jill Alliman, Kate Bauer, Carla Townsend

Birth - Issues in Perinatal Care - December 2020