I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics within Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Business School. I am the Project Manager in the Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy (CEERP).
I am generally interested in applied econometrics. My current research focuses on the relationship between energy prices and the performance of world economies. While I continue to work in this macroeconomic area, I am also focussing on microeconomic applications of econometrics. Some of the questions I am working on in the latter area relate to studying the way in which individuals behave by observing their transactions. Further, I am working on determinants of deprivation, how neighbourhood characteristics can spill over into adjacent areas, and what role policy can play in this context.
Before starting my PhD studies at Heriot-Watt University, I completed my MSc in Economics at University of Edinburgh as a part of the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (SGPE). I received my undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA with a double major (economics and linguistics) and a double minor (mathematics, and German language and literature).
November 2020 - Joe Byrne and I have a new working paper: Endogenous Uncertainty in the Oil Market: A Bayesian Stochastic Volatility-in-Mean Analysis.
September 2020 - I have a new working paper on the CEERP working paper series: The Crude Oil Market and US Economic Activity: Revisiting the Empirical Evidence.
March 2020 - Mark Schaffer and I have had a new publication: Understanding the Economic Impact of Oil Price Shocks in the Asian Journal of Economics and Banking.
March 2020 - Julian Fennema and I wrote a review of the oil and gas industry in 2019, which was commissioned by Cairn Energy and published in the company's Annual Report.
February 2020 - A new publication: A Theory-based Lasso for Time-Series Data in Studies in Computational Intelligence.
January 2020 - I attended the annual Crieff conference organised by the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics.
September 2019 - I attended the Developments in Economics Education (DEE) conference in Warwick organised by the Economics Network.
July 2019 - I attended the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
June 2019 - I attended the Conference in International Economics organised by the Spanish Association of International Economics and Finance.
June 2019 - I attended the Statistical Review of World Energy launch event at BP plc headquarters in London.
February 2019 - I attended the Energy Outlook launch event at BP plc headquarters in London.