My research is generally related to public policy, health, and child well-being, with a central theme of risk-taking behavior.

Current Projects

Analyze the effects of sports gambling laws on personal finance, divorces, suicides and premature deaths using a two-way fixed effects difference-in-differences approach.

Analyze the cross-border spill-over effects of marijuana dispensaries in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Northern Wisconsin using a difference-indifferences design using restricted Child Protective Services data from the Wisconsin Administrative Data Core.

Research project for Professor Megan Doherty Bea that investigates the effects of state minimum wage law changes to payday lending and banking.  

I work with Professor J. Michael Collins to provide experimental evidence of the effectiveness of Money Matters online financial education program together with UW-Extension.