I am an Economist at the Office of the Chief Economist in the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Business and Economics at Lehman College.  Previously, I was a visiting Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Systemand a Senior Economist in the Fiscal Studies Unit at the Congressional Budget Office. Before I started to work for the government, I was an Associate Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics at Towson University.   My main fields of study are Macroeconomics, International Finance, Public Finance, and Political Economy, with particular emphasis on dynamic public finance and the effects of heterogeneity on the economy.  My work has been published at the American Economic Review,  the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Economic Theory, among other journals.  I am currently working on housing market decisions and its links with job market dynamics and fiscal policy effectiveness, as well as the implications of balance budgets amendments on aggregate macroeconomic volatility.