I am a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance at
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. My research fields are in empirical macroeconomics, macrofinance, and public finance, and my current research is focused on the returns to public R&D spending, U.S. business cycles and growth, and U.S. housing credit policy and secondary mortgage markets. I was previously an Assistant Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, where I taught courses on macroeconomics, financial crises, and stabilization policy.
I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Swarthmore College. My dissertation committee was comprised of Karel Mertens (Chair), Kristoffer Nimark (Co-Chair), Andrew Karolyi, and Levon Barseghyan.
I previously worked on a range of U.S. federal tax and budget policy issues as a Federal Budget Policy Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute and The Century Foundation, and as an Assistant Budget Analyst and Research Assistant with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.
This is my personal webpage, intended as a professional portfolio of my work as an economist and educator.