I am an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University and a Research Associate at the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth (EFG) and Political Economy (POL) programs. I am also the Secretary for the Society for Economic Dynamics.
I work at the intersection of macroeconomics and political economy, with particular emphasis on dynamic public finance and the effects of polarization on the economy.
Before joining SBU, I worked as an Economic Advisor and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and an assistant professor at the Universities of Iowa and Texas-Austin. I was also a visiting scholar at the FR Banks of Richmond and Minneapolis, and the University of Pennsylvania. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Rochester in 2004.
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