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Evan Soltas

PhD Candidate in Economics, MIT

I am a public finance economist whose research interests intersect with urban economics and labor economics.

I am on the academic job market in AY 2023-2024. My official MIT website is here.

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Job Market Paper

"Tax Incentives and the Supply of Low-Income Housing"


"A Welfare Analysis of Occupational Licensing in U.S. States," with Morris M. Kleiner. Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 90 (October 2023), 2481–2516.

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"The Price of Inclusion: Evidence from Housing Developer Behavior." Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
Selected as Best Student Paper at the 2020 Urban Economics Association meeting.

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"The Impacts of Covid-19 Absences on Workers," with Gopi Shah Goda. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 222 (June 2023): 104889.

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"A Natural Experiment on Discrimination in Elections," with David E. Broockman. Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 188 (August 2020): 104201.

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Working Papers

[Charlie's JMP] "Eviction as Bargaining Failure: Hostility and Misperceptions in the Rental Housing Market," with Charlie Rafkin.

"Self-Targeting in U.S. Transfer Programs," with Charlie Rafkin and Adam Solomon. Honorable Mention for Best Student Paper (ITAX Award) at the 2023 International Institute of Public Finance.



csranks: confidence sets on ranks [Stata program]. Available on the SSC archive.

Census–NAICS 2012 Industry Code Crosswalk. Available on the Harvard Dataverse.

Original Input-Output Table from 1947 Interindustry Relations Study. Available on the Harvard Dataverse.