I am the Sam B. Cook Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis.
My research focus on the macroeconomic aspects of economic development (macro-development). I build macro models with empirically motivated micro-economic considerations, such as heterogeneity across sectors and individuals, and market frictions. The goal is to evaluate the quantitative performance of different theories. Examples of topics I study include the role of financial markets in the process of development, the forces driving the changes in the structure of production over time, the diffusion of technologies, economic policies and institutions across countries. I also apply some of the quantitative methods that I developed to understand economic development to study financial crisis in developed economies.
Department of Economics
Washington University at St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4899