My research interests are in macro-labor. I have worked on three broad areas in this field.
- I have several papers studying search models with firms with decreasing returns to labor. I am interested in the aggregate predictions of random and directed search models with heterogeneous firms for understanding business cycle fluctuations, the dispersion and dynamics of the firm size distribution, and the efficiency of the aggregate labor market.
- I am interested in occupational mobility, and its relationship with financial market incompleteness.
- I am working on the implications of mismatch models for employment flows and cyclical fluctuations, and on stock-flow matching.
In 2018-19, my teaching has two major components. First, I taught the intensive math camp for incoming Ph.D. economics students in August 2018. Second, I am responsible for much of what is offered for introductory macroeconomics in spring 2019. In 2017-18 we overhauled the intro macroeconomics courses; we will aim to make further progress in the coming year.