Research

I currently research parents’ intra-household time allocation decisions, focusing on parental quality time, and the implications for early childhood development. I also research the effect of academic redshirting on student and mental health outcomes, as well as labor market risks and the impact of school reopenings on parental work in the era of COVID-19.

Working Papers:

“Unpacking the ‘Parental Time–Education Puzzle’: The Role of Time Efficiency and Complementarity in Child Skill Formation,” (former title: “How Do Mothers Manage? Universal Daycare, Child Skill Formation, and the Parental Time-Education Puzzle”); 2021 June

“The Impact of Academic Redshirting on Student Outcomes and Mental Health: Evidence from Hungary,” (former title: “Returns to Starting School Later: Academic Redshirting vs. Lucky Date of Birth”); 2021 June

Refereed Publications:

The Distribution of COVID-19 Related Risks,” with Patrick Baylis (UBC), Pierre-Loup Beauregard (UBC), Marie Connolly (UQaM), Nicole M. Fortin (UBC), David A. Green (UBC), Pablo Gutierrez-Cubillos (UBC), Samuel Gyetvay (UBC), Catherine Haeck (UQaM), Gaelle Simard-Duplain (CIDER, UBC), Henry E. Siu (UBC), Maria teNyenhuis (Bank of Canada), and Casey Warman (Dalhousie U), Canadian Journal of Economics (54) 2021; Special Issue: the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Primary School Reopenings and Parental Work, with Pierre-Loup Beauregard (UBC), Marie Connolly (UQaM), and Catherine Haeck (UQaM), Canadian Journal of Economics (54) 2021; Special Issue: the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Do Health Insurers Innovate? Evidence from the Anatomy of Physician Payments,” with Jeffrey Clemens (UCSD) and Joshua Gottlieb (U Chicago), Journal of Health Economics (55) 2017, 153-167

Work in Progress:

“Health Shocks and Labor Market Reallocation,” with Anikó Bíró (Hungarian Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies), Márta Bisztray (Hungarian Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies and Corvinus University of Budapest) and Joao Galindo da Fonseca (University of Montreal)

“Income and Substitution Effects of Daycare Price Changes on Parental Time-Use: Evidence From Thuringia,” 2020 June