Assistant Professor of Economics
University of California - Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
P.O. Box 2039 · Merced, CA 95344
awhalley [at] gmail
"Hierarchical Accountability in Government: Theory and Evidence"
with Razvan Vlaicu
"Research Proximity and Productivity: Long-Term Evidence From Agriculture"
with Shawn Kantor
"Are Program Participants Good Evaluators?"
with Jeffrey Smith and Nathaniel T. Wilcox
"Knowledge Spillovers from Research Universities: Evidence from Endowment Value Shocks"
with Shawn Kantor, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
"Elected Versus Appointed Policymakers: Evidence from City Treasurers"
Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
Media: The Economist   Governing   NBER Digest
"Spending Wisely? How Resources Affect Knowledge Production in Universities"
with Justin Hicks, Economic Inquiry, forthcoming.
"Green Infrastructure: The Effects of Urban Rail Transit on Air Quality"
with Yihsu Chen, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, February 2012, 4(1): 58–97.
"Do Housing Bubbles Generate Fiscal Bubbles? Evidence From California Cities"
with Razvan Vlaicu, Public Choice, October 2011, 149(1-2): 89-108.
"Education and Labor Market Risk: Understanding the Role of Data Cleaning"
Economics of Education Review, June 2011, 30(3): 528-545.