I am the John G. McCullough Professor of Economics at Middlebury College and the Director of the Middlebury Initiative for Data and Digital Methods. I primarily teach courses on statistics, regression analysis, and causal inference, and my scholarship applies these tools to identify and measure the causal effects of abortion policies and abortion access on people’s lives.
I spearheaded the economists’ amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Supreme Court case that ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade.
I’m currently focused on tracking the changing landscape of abortion access in the wake of Roe’s demise and disseminating information through abortionaccessdashboard.org and Open Science Framework. I’m also working on multiple projects measuring the effects of reductions in abortion access on demographic, health, and economic outcomes.