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

Current Projects

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

Analyze the effects of sports gambling laws on personal finance using a two-way fixed effects difference-in-differences approach and Experian credit data.

Research project with 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.