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, American Economic Review, revised and resubmitted.
"Universities and Regional Development"
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.