Director of Research,
University of Southern California
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 301A
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Phone: (213) 740-8754
Fax: (213) 740-1801
My research focuses on education, housing and urban economics. My most recent work in housing has been on the determinants of homeownership among racial and ethnic minorities and immigrants. I have written several papers using Census data to address questions of migration, mobility, and tenure choice. Some of my recent work in education has focused on the importance of neighborhood sorting in determining the role of school quality in determining education outcomes and on the impact of various kindergarten policies on future educational attainment.