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

Current Projects

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

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.

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

Developing Money Matters online financial education program together with UW-Extension.