Associate Professor of Economics
University of California - Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
P.O. Box 2039 · Merced, CA 95344
awhalley [at] gmail
"Research Proximity and Productivity: Long-Term Evidence From Agriculture"with Shawn Kantor
revise and resubmit, Journal of Political Economy
"Hierarchical Accountability in Government: Theory and Evidence"with Razvan Vlaicu
revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics
"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, March 2014, 96(1): 171-188.
"Spending Wisely? How Resources Affect Knowledge Production in Universities"with Justin Hicks
Economic Inquiry, January 2014, 52(1): 35–55.
"Elected Versus Appointed Policymakers: Evidence from City Treasurers"
Journal of Law and Economics, 2013, 56(1): 39-81.
Media: The Economist   Governing   NBER Digest
"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.
Urban and Regional Economics