My main research areas are in empirical industrial organization, applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, and health economics. My current research explores the sources and implications of heterogeneous firm decisions and consumer reactions on advertising, diet quality, and sweetened beverages taxes. I analyze barcode and household-level scanner and nutrition data to deepen our understanding of how individuals respond to changes in advertising and public health policies in consumer packaged good industries.
“Is traditional advertising effective? New evidence from mass-produced lager beer in the United States” Job Market Paper. 2021. [Paper]
“How effective are voluntary agreements to offer healthier products? Evidence from sodium content” with Christian Rojas. 2022. Under review. [Paper]
“Has product reformulation fueled reductions in sodium intake? Evidence from scanner data” with Christian Rojas. 2022. Under review. [Paper] [Online Appendix]
“Are food manufacturers reducing sugar content? Evidence from scanner data” with Christian Rojas. 2022. Under review. [Paper] [Online Appendix]
“The Evolution of Diet Quality in the U.S.” with Christian Rojas and Emily Yucai Wang. 2019. [Paper]
“How much do people consume after a soda tax? Evidence from the Philadelphia, PA, tax event” 2022. [Paper]