I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2010. I spent the academic year following graduation as a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.
My research focuses on the theoretical implications of policy in settings with financial frictions, specifically incomplete markets. Several of my current projects analyze how the choice of monetary policy can enhance risk-sharing in economies with financial frictions. One notable example is the class of quantitative easing policies in which the entire yield curve is targeted.
To properly account for the effects of such policies, it is essential to analyze the portfolio effects and the effects of a nonstationary wealth distribution. My models account for both of these effects.
My teaching portfolio includes undergraduate Game Theory and MBA, MS, and PhD courses in Macroeconomics. I have authored several manuscripts, including a popular text in Game Theory (free to download, subject to open source provisions).
Department of Economics
Office: Krannert Center 226
403 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907 (US)