I am a research economist at the Office of Financial Research at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California. Previously, I was a tenure-track assistant professor at Hamilton College (2012-2014).
My research is primarily focused on household saving and investment behavior. I have written papers on income volatility and career decisions, and household stock-return beliefs and portfolio choice. My current research examines the role of genetic variation in determining financial decisions and economic beliefs. I also study topics related to asset management, specifically the leverage, liquidity, and risk management practices of hedge funds. Please visit my research page and my CV for details about my work, education, and professional activities.