I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Lehigh University. I received my PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2013, and joined Lehigh University in Fall 2013. My primary research fields are macroeconomics and time series analysis, and my secondary research field is econometrics. In particular, I am interested in developing statistical models that can answer empirical questions about how nonlinearities in the business cycle affect labor markets, and how nonlinearities in the business cycle affect the transmission of policy shocks and demand shocks to output, prices, and wages. My research explores issues such as:

  • What are the causes and consequences of the jobless recoveries that followed the last three recessions?
  • How do recessions affect wage dynamics and price dynamics?
  • What are the effects of implementing fiscal policy changes during recessions and weak recoveries? 

In spring 2017, I am teaching Eco 029: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets and Eco 460: Time Series Analysis (Graduate). I also teach Eco 365: Business, Government, and Macroeconomic Policy (undergraduate/ graduate) in fall.  

Publications

Working Papers

Work-In-Progress

  • Weak Identification, the Pile-up Problem, and Finite-Sample Inference for ARMA Models (with James Morley and Charles Nelson)
  • Labor Market Flows and the Business Cycle (with Tara Sinclair)

Upcoming Presentations

  • I plan to attend the NBER/ NSF Seminar on Bayesian Inference in Econometrics and Statistics held in St. Louis, MO, May 26th-27th, 2017
  • I will present "When do Discterionary Changes in Government Spending or Taxes Have Larger Effects?" at the SCE conference on Computing in Economics and Finance held in New York, NY, June 28th-30th, 2017