I am an associate professor of economics at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas
My primary research fields are macroeconomics and econometrics, and my research focuses on nonlinear models of the business cycle. In particular, I am interested in how nonlinearities in demand shocks transmit to the macroeconomy and to labor markets, and in developing time series models that disentangle permanent from cyclical movements in macroeconomic variables.
I received my PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. I received my MA in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, and my BA in economics and BS in mathematics from Ohio University in 2007. Prior to joining UT Dallas I was a Frank Hook assistant professor of economics at Lehigh University. I have also held visiting scholar positions at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and the EFZG in Zagreb, Croatia.
I am the treasurer and an elected member of the executive committee of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.
In spring 2020 I am teaching Economics 4385/ 5397 (Business and Economic Forecasting, undergraduate and MS graduate). In the fall semester I teach Economics 6302 (Macroeconomics 1, graduate core).
I have previously taught Time Series Analysis (at the undergraduate and graduate level), Business, Government, and Macroeconomic Policy (advanced macroeconomics, undergraduate/ MS graduate, writing-intensive), Money and Banking (undergraduate core business class), and the Federal Reserve Challenge (undergraduate experiential learning class on monetary policy). I have also co-taught a graduate PhD Seminar on advanced topics in macroeconomics.