Research

"Rivers, Lakes and Revenue Streams: The Heterogeneous Effects of Clean Water Act Grants on Local Spending"

with Tucker Smith

Almost all of the low cost-effectiveness of CWA grants can be explained by low pass-through.

"A Watershed Moment: The Clean Water Act and Infant Health" | under review

CWA grants led to small but significant increases in downstream birthweight.

"Competitive Grants and Student Achievement: The Effect of Race to the Top Grants"

Test scores increased in states that implemented RTTT reform policies. These improvements were larger in states that received grants.