About Me

I am a Researcher at Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREi), an Adjunct Professor at the Economics Department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research

My research interests are broadly in macroeconomics, applied theory and financial economics. Thus far, my research has focused on understanding how various forms of market imperfections (e.g. due to information asymmetries) can impede the functioning of real and financial asset markets, and ultimately what implications this has for macroeconomic activity and corrective policy. 

Short biography: I was born in Yerevan, Armenia. I moved to the United States in 2001, where I completed my B.A. in Economics and Mathematics at the University of California - San Diego and my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California - Berkeley. I moved to Barcelona in September 2014, where I began my position at CREi. Last but not least, I enjoy playing football (soccer) with my colleagues and friends, and in my spare time I play and follow chess.  

                            
Here is a link to my Curriculum Vitae.