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ExpertisePublic EconomicsLabor Economics Applied Microeconomics
PhD, University of Maryland, 2018MA, University of Maryland, 2016BA, Brigham Young University, 2013
Riley's research is at the intersection between public and labor economics, and explores topics such as households' decisions to move to economic opportunity, marriage and fertility decisions among disadvantaged households, and responses to market interventions by the government. His work has been cited in the Washington Post, the Freakonomics Podcast, Marginal Revolution, and The Economist. He received his Ph.D. from the University Maryland in 2018 and earned BA in Economics and Russian from Brigham Young University in 2013.
"Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Non-Marital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom," 2017, forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics, with Melissa Kearney.
"Moving to Jobs: The Role of Information in Migration Decisions," 2017, Working paper.
"Moving to Economic Opportunity: The Migration Response to the Fracking Boom," 2017, Working paper.