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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. My research interests are urban economics, public economics, and development economics.

My job market paper uses linked censuses from Scotland, housing sales, and detailed neighborhood amenities data to investigate how religious exposure in childhood affects preference for diversity in residential location choice as adults. I find that religious homophily is the strongest for low income individuals with Roman Catholic and other religion backgrounds in Glasgow, Scotland. The heterogeneity in religious preferences contributes to inequality across religious backgrounds as reflected in average neighborhood income. This paper contributes to a growing literature on long term neighborhood effects and quantifies the cost of historical segregation on current urban structure.

I am on the 2019-2020 job market and will be available for interviews at the ASSA meeting in San Diego in January 2020.