• Public Safety
• Immigration and immigrants
Labor market integration
Ethnic differences in high school dropout rates
General Educational Development (GED) credential
Assistant Professor, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas (2002-2007). Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine (2000-2002). Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Labor, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (1999-2000). Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of Economics and Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego (1995-1999).
Capacity Challenges in California's Jails
Ph.D. (1999) and M.A. (1998), economics, University of California, San Diego.
Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.
Crime Trends in California
Public Policy Institute of California, Just the Facts, 2012.
Evaluating the Effects of California’s Corrections Realignment on Public Safety
(co-authored with Joan Petersilia and Steven Raphael). Public Policy Institute of California, 2012.
Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act
(co-authored with Sarah Bohn and Steven Raphael). Public Policy Institute of California, 2011.
Entrepreneurship among California’s Low-Skilled Workers
Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.
Immigrant Legalization: Assessing the Labor Market Effects
(co-authored with Laura E. Hill and Joseph M. Hayes). Public Policy Institute of California, 2010.
Other Selected Publications
"Did the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act Reduce the State’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population?” (with Sarah Bohn and Steven Raphael), forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.
"Transitions to Entrepreneurship and Industry Entry Barriers” (with Tim Bates and Simon Parker), forthcoming, Journal of Business Venturing.
"Wage and Mobility Effects of Legalization: Evidence from the New Immigrant Survey” (with Laura Hill and Joe Hayes), forthcoming, Journal of Regional Science.