The Sharing Economy and Housing Affordability: Evidence from Airbnb (with Edward Kung and Davide Proserpio)
Using a comprehensive dataset comprised of Airbnb listings from the entire United States, we assess the impact of home sharing on residential house prices and rental rates.
The Political Economy of State and Local Investment in Pre-K Programs (with Matthew Kahn)
The expansion of access to publicly provided pre-kindergarten bundles together redistribution to the poor with an early human capital investment. We explore the circumstances such that local voters reveal a willingness to spend on an early intervention that may not yield direct benefits for them.