Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law
Questrom School of Business
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Office Phone: 617-353-2035
Email: jetson[at sign]bu.edu
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law at Boston University. I study public economics, political economy, and law and economics. My main area of interest is fraud and corruption in public expenditures, and my current research is on healthcare fraud.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Economics from Caltech and my Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, where my advisors were Jim Poterba and Ben Olken. I am an alumnus of the Ford Fellows program, the Stamps Scholars program, and REACH Prep.
Works in Progress
Whistleblowers, Private Enforcement, and Medicare Fraud (Job Market Paper).
Media coverage: ProMarket
Measuring Strategic Data Manipulation: Evidence from a World Bank Project (with Jean Ensminger)
Reich, J., Tingley, D., Leder-Luis, J., Roberts, M., Stewart, B. (2015). “Computer-Assisted Reading and Discovery for Student Generated Text in Massive Open Online Courses“, Journal of Learning Analytics, 2 (1), 156-184
Roberts, M., Stewart, B., Tingley, D., Lucas, C., Leder-Luis, J., Gadarian, S., Albertson, B., Rand, D. (2014). “Structural Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses“, American Journal of Political Science, 58 (4), 1064-1082