Columbia University, SIPA
On leave 2023–2024 as Senior Advisor
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Executive Office of the President
Office hours: email for an appointment
News and updates
Derek Lemoine, Laura Bakkensen, and I have received an NSF grant to work on the effect of weather forecasts on economic behavior. Looking forward to continuing the work we started with our recent working paper on forecasts and mortality!
I have taken a one-year leave to be Senior Advisor at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), a division of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
Derek, Laura, and I have written an op-ed on the role of weather forecasts in saving people’s lives from extreme temperatures. Check it out here at the LA Times.
“Choose Your Moments: Peer Review and Scientific Risk Taking” is now available as a working paper from the NBER.
As a super busy June comes to a close, I have another new paper draft available! “Choose Your Moments: Peer Review and Scientific Risk Taking”, coauthored with Richard Carson and Josh Graff Zivin, shows that biomedical scientists in the U.S. would prefer to take more risks than the NIH when funding scientific proposals. We derive the funding rule scientists want the NIH to follow, showing that it would cause a reevaluation of funding for $3 billion worth of medical research each year.