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Evan Soltas

PhD Student, MIT Economics

I am a fourth-year PhD student in economics at MIT, with research interests in public finance, urban economics, and labor economics. I served as a Staff Economist at the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers from May 2021 to May 2022.

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Working Papers

"Self-Targeting in U.S. Transfer Programs," with Adam Solomon and Charlie Rafkin. Draft coming soon.


"The Impacts of Covid-19 Absences on Workers," with Gopi Shah Goda. Forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics.

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

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"A Welfare Analysis of Occupational Licensing in U.S. States," with Morris M. Kleiner. Forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies.

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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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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.