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 addresses the theoretical implications of market frictions on financial equilibria. These models are micro-founded, meaning that the tools of general equilibrium theory can be applied to form predictions about the welfare properties of economic
institutions and proposed policies. Some of my current research characterizes the optimal monetary policy in an international setting.
My teaching portfolio includes undergraduate Game Theory (at Purdue, including a popular online text) and graduate courses at all levels of the Macroeconomic Theory sequence (also at Purdue). Beginning in 2013, Purdue will launch its online MS-Econ program
and I am delighted to be able to offer the fundamental Macroeconomic Theory course in that curriculum.
Ph.D. Economics, University of Pennsylvania (2010) B.S. Chemical Engineering, Washington University (2005)