Welcome to my website

I am an economics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focuses on the formulation of nonparametric quantitative methods and the applications. More specifically, my job market paper is on the estimation and inference of densities subject to shape constraints. The research tab also includes a paper on a nonparametric estimator of the mode of a dependent variable conditional on covariates, or a modal regression.

I am currently on the job market and I will be attending the AEA/ASSA meeting in Atlanta in January, 2019.

Contact Information


Department of Economics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Kinley Hall, Room 214

1407 W. Gregory Dr.

Urbana, IL 61801


cumings2 (at) illinois.edu