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EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Professor of Economics (Fall 2016-present)
University of South Carolina                                 

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill (Spring 2016)
M.A. Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill (Spring 2013)
B.A. Economics, Florida International (Spring 2010)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Development, Public, Urban, Economic Demography

PUBLICATIONS
"Infant Mortality Rate as a Measure of a Country's Health: A Robust Method to Improve Reliability and Comparability" with Donna Gilleskie Demography (2017)

WORKING PAPERS
"Social Monitoring and Electoral Fraud: Evidence from a Spatial Regression Discontinuity Design in Afghanistan" 

"Loss in the Time of Cholera: Long-run Impact of a Disease Epidemic on the Urban Landscape" with Attila Ambrus and Erica Field (R&R at American Economic Review)

WORK IN PROGRESS
"Long-run Persistence of Economic Shocks: Evidence from the 1940 London Blitz" with Erica Field

"Is the Phone Mightier than the Virus? Cell Phone Access and Epidemic Containment Efforts" with Erica Field and Elisa Maffioli

"A Digit-Based Test for Infant Mortality Rate Misreporting" with Charles Becker

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Graduate Applied Econometrics (USC-Columbia)
Development Economics (USC-Columbia)
Economic Statistics (UNC-Chapel Hill)

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Selected to participate at the Graduate Student Dissertation Workshop (WEAI Annual Meeting) - 2015
Dissertation Completion Fellowship (UNC-CH) - 2015-2016
Initiative for Minority Excellence Doctoral Candidacy Award (UNC-CH) - 2015
Odum Institute Graduate Student Fellowship (UNC-CH) - 2014
Initiative for Minority Excellence travel award (UNC-CH) - 2014
UNC-Chapel Hill University Library research grant - 2014
Kampf Travel Award (UNC-CH) - 2014
Graduate and Student Professional Federation Travel Grant - 2013
Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Graduate Fellowship - 2010-2011

JOURNALS REFEREED
Journal of Urban Economics
Review of Income and Wealth
Journal of Comparative Economics
Economics of Transition
American Journal of Health Economics

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
IGC Growth Week 2016, London School of Economics (June 1, 2016)
NEUDC 2015, Brown University (November 7-8, 2015)
Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE), Stanford University (August 18-20, 2015)
AEA Summer Mentoring Pipeline Conference, University of New Mexico (July 25-26, 2015)
90th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association, Honolulu, HI (June 27-30, 2015)
International Population, Health, and Development (IPHD) seminar, Duke University (April 17, 2015)
84th Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association (SEA), Atlanta, GA (Nov 22-24, 2014)
24th Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), Miami, FL (Aug 1-3, 2014)
83rd Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association (SEA), Tampa, FL (Nov 23-25, 2013)
23rd Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE), Miami, FL (Aug 1-3, 2013)
2nd Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, George Mason University (March 22, 2013)