I am an Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
I am a macroeconomic theorist. My research focuses primarily on the effects of informational frictions on business cycle fluctuations and the aggregate implications of distortions in production networks. Generally my work involves game theoretic methods applied to questions in macro and finance. For example, one of my most recent papers studies optimal fiscal and monetary policy when firms face strategic uncertainty and informational limitations in their quantity and pricing decisions.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from MIT in 2005 and my Ph.D. from MIT in 2010. Upon graduation, I started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. From 2012-2013, I worked as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis . In 2013 I joined the faculty of Columbia University's Economics Department. Finally, during the 2016-2017 academic year I was a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).
In September 2016 I was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award.