Welcome!

I am currently a graduate student at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University. I will be a SIEPR Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford in 2017-2018 before joining the University of Minnesota economics department as an Assistant Professor.

My research interests lie in the intersection between macroeconomics and development economics. I seek to combine data and theory from different areas of economics to quantitatively assess competing theories of economic development.

My Job Market Paper uses evidence from international trade flows to study the role of human capital in economic development. My results suggest a larger role for human capital than what has been found in standard development accounting exercises.

Further, I am studying the consequences for economic development of poor market integration and an unreliable economic environment.

I have also done work on monetary theory, and on stochastic processes connected to labor market flows and discrete choice models with a continuum of options.