White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor
PhD in Political Economy & Government, Harvard, 2017
PhD in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT, 2011
I hold the chair of White Family Assistant Professor of economics and international studies at Boston College. My research interests are on the intersection of economic growth & technical change, international trade, and economic history.
I completed a PhD degree at the Harvard economics department in 2017, was a Cowles Foundation postdoctoral associate at the Yale University department of economics (2017-2018), and a Shoven/SIEPR Young Scholar at Stanford University (2021-2022).
Prior to Harvard, I obtained a PhD degree at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), where I worked on a number of applications of machine learning techniques in neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience. I received MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Tehran, Iran.
This webpage includes my recent economics research papers. To find out more about my current work and past research in machine learning and neuroscience, you can see my Google Scholar profile here: Link to Google Scholar Profile
A new draft of our paper "Measuring Growth in Consumer Welfare with Income Dependent Preferences " is now available.
A new draft of our paper "The Quality of US Imports and the Consumption Gains from Globalization" is now available.
A new draft of our paper "Occupational Choice and the Intergenerational Mobility of Welfare" is now available.
A new draft of our paper "Information Technology and Returns to Scale" is now available.
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